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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -55.4755S, -29.3364WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 190 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (118 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009c3a. Id of event: us70009c3a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -29.3364 West, latitude -55.4755 South, depth = 8.55 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 01:14:20 / May 8, 2020 @ 1:14 am. 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 8.55 km (5 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:14:20 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter).

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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 190 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -29.3364° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.4755° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 190km NW 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 2020-05-08 01:14:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-08 01:34:12 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 0 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 449 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 4.299 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009c3a Id of event.
Event Code 70009c3a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009c3a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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