A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 121 km E of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island (75 miles). Event id: us70006yla. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006yla. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:27:00 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 02:27:00 / January 12, 2020 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 5.229 East, latitude -54.4228 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 121 km E of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island.
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