A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported East of the South Sandwich Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -20.8306° West, -60.7355° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 08:56:05 / October 10, 2015 @ 8:56 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:56:05 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003mns. Unique identifier: us10003mns.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days 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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