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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.0849S, -27.5463WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 71 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (44 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/19 / 2019-04-30 01:47:35 / April 30, 2019 @ 1:47 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003eed. Unique identifier: us70003eed. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -27.5463° West, -56.0849° South, depth 114.57 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:47:35 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.57 km (71 miles).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 71 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.5463° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.0849° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-30 01:47:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-30 02:02:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003eed Id of event.
Event Code 70003eed An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003eed, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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