A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 109 km SW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (68 miles). Unique identifier: us20008swu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008swu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -28.0815 West, latitude -59.6041 South, depth = 210.91 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:31:01 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 00:31:01 / March 18, 2017 @ 12:31 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 210.91 km (131 miles).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 109 km SW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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