A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 130 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (81 miles). Unique identifier: us1000gdsr. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gdsr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 07:49:34 / August 20, 2018 @ 7:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, -25.0803° West, -56.579° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:49:34 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 130 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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