A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 69 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (43 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 49.94 km (31 miles). Exact location, longitude -28.0605° West, latitude -56.3001° South, depth = 49.94 km. The temblor was detected at 12:27:56 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d2ru. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d2ru. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 14:27:56 / March 10, 2018 @ 2:27 pm.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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