A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 50 km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (31 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 12:08:43 / April 26, 2016 @ 12:08 pm. Id of earthquake: us10005blt. Event ids that are associated: us10005blt. The temblor was picked up at 10:08:43 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -26.9579° West, -59.4217° South, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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