A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 104 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (65 miles) on Wednesday. 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: us2000izy7. Unique identifier: us2000izy7. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -26.9926° West, latitude -55.765° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/19 / 2019-01-03 00:03:08 / January 3, 2019 @ 12:03 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:03:08 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 104 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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