A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h8h8. Id of event: us2000h8h8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:43:12 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 00:43:12 / September 5, 2018 @ 12:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -24.9994° West, -58.2882° South, depth 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty 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.
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