5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Near South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -55.3152S, -30.4345W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 253 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (157 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:46:02 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20006vdg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006vdg. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/16 / 2016-08-30 15:46:02 / August 30, 2016 @ 3:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -30.4345° West, -55.3152° South, depth 10 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/08/30/moderate-earthquake-m5-6-quake-has-struck-near-visokoi-island-in-south-georgia-and-the-south-sandwich-islands/

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