A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 178 km E of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island (111 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:40:05 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 6.0866° East, latitude -54.2329° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10003qvc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003qvc. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 01:40:05 / October 23, 2015 @ 1:40 am UTC/GMT. 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.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 178 km E of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island.
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