A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 03:33:17 / September 5, 2018 @ 3:33 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000h8j4. Event ids that are associated: us2000h8j4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -25.2542° West, latitude -58.3469° South, depth = 35 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:33:17 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: South Sandwich Islands region.
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