A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 149 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (93 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:24:01 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/19 / 2019-08-28 09:24:01 / August 28, 2019 @ 9:24 am. Unique identifier: us7000593s. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000593s. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -26.3221° West, -60.371° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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