A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 208 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (129 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 18:48:01 / February 28, 2020 @ 6:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -29.5518° West, -55.3646° South, depth 18.92 km. Event id: us600086as. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600086as. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.92 km (12 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:48:01 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 208 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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