A 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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