5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Bristol Island

Earthquake location -58.7417S, -25.6467W






A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 59 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (37 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/16 / 2016-08-02 07:32:31 / August 2, 2016 @ 7:32 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.55 km (33 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:32:31 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.6467 West, latitude -58.7417 South, depth = 53.55 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100069ee. Unique identifier: us100069ee. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/08/02/moderate-earthquake-m5-8-quake-has-struck-near-bristol-island-in-south-sandwich-islands/

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