A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 47 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (29 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 08:37:57 / May 28, 2020 @ 8:37 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:37:57 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a0wa. Id of event: us6000a0wa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -27.1608° West, -56.2715° South, depth 62.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.28 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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