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

Earthquake location -55.5639S, -25.8472WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 151 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (94 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -25.8472 West, latitude -55.5639 South, depth = 44.3 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:32:43 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 19:32:43 / October 19, 2019 @ 7:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005w2c. Unique identifier: us70005w2c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.3 km (28 miles).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 151 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.8472° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.5639° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 151km NE 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 2019-10-19 19:32:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-19 20:24:05 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 6.268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us70005w2c Id of event.
Event Code 70005w2c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005w2c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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