A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 44 km SW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:38:00 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 08:38:00 / April 24, 2016 @ 8:38 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us20005ldk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ldk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -27.0067° West, -59.3434° South.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 44 km SW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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