A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -27.2591 West, latitude -56.4933 South, depth = 117.84 km. 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: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 18:40:44 / January 17, 2021 @ 6:40 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000d0y2. Event ids that are associated: us7000d0y2. The temblor was detected at 18:40:44 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.84 km (73 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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