A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 16:06:13 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -58.2825° West, latitude -62.1881° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cc4n. Id of event: us6000cc4n. 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: 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 16:06:13 / October 23, 2020 @ 4:06 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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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