A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.93 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -27.1445° West, -56.3642° South, depth 117.93 km. Id of earthquake: us2000dyz7. Event ids that are associated: us2000dyz7. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:29:04 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 16:29:04 / April 12, 2018 @ 4:29 pm.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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