A earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 94 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (58 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -27.8457° West, latitude -55.9323° South, depth = 58.41 km. The temblor was detected at 14:14:16 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.41 km (36 miles). Unique identifier: us2000kav9. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19095001, at00pphx3w, us2000kav9. Global time and date of event 05/04/19 / 2019-04-05 16:14:16 / April 5, 2019 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 94 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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