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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -55.9785S, -28.21WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 101 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (63 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.45 km (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 11:23:35 / March 6, 2018 @ 11:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcur. Unique identifier: us2000dcur. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:35 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -28.21 West, latitude -55.9785 South, depth = 122.45 km.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 101 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -28.21° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.9785° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-06 11:23:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 11:37:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 416 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dcur Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcur An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcur, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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