A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 51 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (32 miles). Global time and date of event 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 10:33:41 / January 5, 2016 @ 10:33 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.32 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:33:41 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.6226 West, latitude -59.0695 South, depth = 59.32 km. Id of earthquake: us10004bgp. Event ids that are associated: us10004bgp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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