Sandwich Islands Continue To Rumble

Earthquake location -56.1601S, -27.1846W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 60 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (37 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:59:42 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000h6q0. Event ids that are associated: us1000h6q0. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/18 / 2018-10-03 23:59:42 / October 3, 2018 @ 11:59 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.39 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.1846 West, latitude -56.1601 South, depth = 75.39 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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