Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Strikes Off African Coast Near Visokoi Island

Earthquake location -56.2634S, -27.0808W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 49 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (30 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009npn. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009npn. Exact location of event, depth 60.56 km, -27.0808° West, -56.2634° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.56 km (38 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:54:36 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 12:54:36 / June 20, 2017 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-nine 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.

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