A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 48 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (30 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 11:29:51 / May 30, 2017 @ 11:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 78.18 km, -26.1319° West, -58.6441° South. Event id: us10008wej. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wej. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:29:51 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 78.18 km (49 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 48 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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