A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/18 / 2018-08-27 20:09:22 / August 27, 2018 @ 8:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:09:22 / 4:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -58.1245 West, latitude -61.763 South, depth = 47.84 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gi7m. Id of event: us1000gi7m. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.84 km (30 miles).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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