A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 200 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (124 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.32 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:14:28 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 09:14:28 / December 12, 2018 @ 9:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -30.032 West, latitude -55.8288 South, depth = 33.32 km. Unique identifier: us2000isqa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000isqa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twelve 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.
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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. 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: 200 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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