A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cck0. Id of event: us6000cck0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.2216 West, latitude -62.3681 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:40:19 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 10:40:19 / October 24, 2020 @ 10:40 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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