5.5 Magnitude In the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Pacific-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 05:35:09 / August 14, 2017 @ 5:35 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7xx. Id of event: us2000a7xx. Exact location of earthquake, -129.8122° West, -55.0301° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:35:09 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/14/moderate-earthquake-m5-5-quake-has-struck-near-pacific-antarctic-ridge/

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