A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 76 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (47 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006x0w. Id of event: us70006x0w. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 17:15:03 / January 9, 2020 @ 5:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:15:03 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -26.7223° West, latitude -56.0643° South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 76 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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