A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Scotia Sea (0 miles). Unique identifier: us10003qjz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003qjz. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 01:17:11 / October 22, 2015 @ 1:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:17:11 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -45.3992° West, latitude -60.3432° South, depth = 15.1 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.1 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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.
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