A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 211 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena (131 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -12.6913 West, latitude -7.0953 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:38:04 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 08:38:04 / August 22, 2020 @ 8:38 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000biyj. Unique identifier: us6000biyj. The earthquake occurred 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).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 211 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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