A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 8.61 km, -58.2442° West, -62.3315° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.61 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:00:25 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 02:00:25 / October 21, 2020 @ 2:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000cagl. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cagl.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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