A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c63r. Id of event: us6000c63r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 13:56:42 / October 6, 2020 @ 1:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -58.1197° West, latitude -62.3746° South, depth = 10 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:42 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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