A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 194 km WSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (121 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.9 km (9 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:17:20 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.9 km, -29.5247° West, -59.8712° South. Global time and date of event 08/04/16 / 2016-04-08 07:17:20 / April 8, 2016 @ 7:17 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gar. Id of event: us20005gar.
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 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 194 km WSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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