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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 47 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.2715S, -27.1608WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.1608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.2715° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km N 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 2020-05-28 08:37:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-28 09:08:12 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 385 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 5.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000a0wa Id of event.
Event Code 6000a0wa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a0wa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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