A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 07:02:46 / October 29, 2020 @ 7:02 am. Exact location, longitude -58.1761° West, latitude -62.28° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000c7dw. Event ids that are associated: us7000c7dw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:02:46 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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