A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 205 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (127 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:25:18 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009pql. Id of event: us70009pql. Exact location, longitude -29.2693° West, latitude -55.2671° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 23:25:18 / May 24, 2020 @ 11:25 pm.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 205 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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