A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Balleny Islands region (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8vp. Id of event: us6000b8vp. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 159.976° East, -61.6811° South. Global time and date of event 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 21:16:19 / August 3, 2020 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:16:19 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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