A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes Pacific-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 15:05:20 / January 20, 2016 @ 3:05 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.91 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -139.1495° West, -56.3228° South, depth 14.91 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:05:20 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004fug. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004fug. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 was reported nearby.
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