A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 163 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (101 miles) on Saturday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:50:58 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.387 West, latitude -60.4953 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000gayp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gayp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 22:50:58 / July 21, 2018 @ 10:50 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen 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 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: 163 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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