A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). 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 1.58 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -58.2191° West, latitude -62.3628° South, depth = 1.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 10:31:53 / August 30, 2020 @ 10:31 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bf01. Unique identifier: us7000bf01. The temblor was picked up at 10:31:53 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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