A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Balleny Islands region (0 miles). Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 01:49:36 / February 26, 2016 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ssu. Id of event: us10004ssu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 155.2191 East, latitude -62.2332 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:49:36 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Balleny Islands region.
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