A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Sunday. Event id: us6000bfeg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bfeg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:44:39 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -26.3512 West, latitude -59.7326 South, depth = 76.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 01:44:39 / August 16, 2020 @ 1:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.6 km (48 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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