A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 112 km SSW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (70 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 239.78 km (149 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 00:20:55 / April 9, 2018 @ 12:20 am. The temblor was reported at 22:20:55 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us2000dwpi. Unique identifier: us2000dwpi. Exact location of event, depth 239.78 km, -27.8383° West, -57.6528° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 112 km SSW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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