A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:44:15 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -58.191° West, -62.4625° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 23:44:15 / September 22, 2020 @ 11:44 pm. Unique identifier: us6000bzwb. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzwb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Shetland Islands.
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