A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 93 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (58 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d55l. Id of event: us1000d55l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -25.7344° West, -56.4817° South. The temblor was detected at 07:25:01 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 09:25:01 / March 16, 2018 @ 9:25 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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