Moderate Magnitude 5 Strikes Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -55.8983S, -26.652W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 95 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (59 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.652 West, latitude -55.8983 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 01:05:19 / November 1, 2018 @ 1:05 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i51r. Id of event: us2000i51r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:05:19 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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