A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 271 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (168 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000de3a. Id of event: us1000de3a. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.7 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:57:18 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 07:57:18 / April 4, 2018 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -30.6394° West, latitude -55.2097° South, depth = 31.7 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 271 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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