A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (61 miles) on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us10008nqa. Event ids that are associated: us10008nqa. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:09:52 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 05:09:52 / May 3, 2017 @ 5:09 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.43 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 122.43 km, -27.4022° West, -59.7975° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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: 98 km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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