5.2 Strikes On Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

Earthquake location -49.2579S, 120.541W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:39:57 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 05:39:57 / September 23, 2018 @ 5:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000hiw3. Event ids that are associated: us2000hiw3. Exact location of event, longitude 120.541 East, latitude -49.2579 South, depth = 10 km. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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