A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 149 km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (93 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:15:23 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008xeu. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008xeu. Exact location, longitude -27.3045° West, latitude -60.3107° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 08:15:23 / April 16, 2020 @ 8:15 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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 SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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