A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:23:36 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -25.7382° West, latitude -56.4162° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near South Sandwich Islands region (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008rb6. Event ids that are associated: pt17130001, at00oprfnh, us10008rb6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 23:23:36 / May 10, 2017 @ 11:23 pm.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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