A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 178 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (111 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 08:22:56 / May 15, 2017 @ 8:22 am. Event id: us10008sif. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sif. Exact location of event, depth 31.81 km, -24.1015° West, -60.058° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.81 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:22:56 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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