A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 146 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (91 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 12:26:21 / December 27, 2018 @ 12:26 pm. Exact location, longitude -24.8179° West, latitude -56.599° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000iy2r. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iy2r. The temblor was picked up at 10:26:21 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 146 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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