Moderate 5.6 Earthquake Strikes Near Visokoi Island

Earthquake location -56.2619S, -26.9851W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 50 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (31 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.85 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/18 / 2018-11-23 10:51:59 / November 23, 2018 @ 10:51 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hvn9. Unique identifier: us1000hvn9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.9851 West, latitude -56.2619 South, depth = 82.85 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:51:59 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter).

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

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