A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 09:48:41 / January 8, 2021 @ 9:48 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6p8. Id of event: us6000d6p8. Exact location of earthquake, -28.6437° West, -55.6349° South, depth 27.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.4 km (17 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:48:41 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Sandwich Islands region.
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