5.5 Mag Strikes Sandwich Islands, What Is This Build Up Leading To?

Earthquake location -60.6843S, -25.8348W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 187 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (116 miles). Unique identifier: us2000hjd3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hjd3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -25.8348 West, latitude -60.6843 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/18 / 2018-09-24 17:13:11 / September 24, 2018 @ 5:13 pm. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:11 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/24/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-was-detected-near-bristol-island-in-south-sandwich-islands/

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