A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 145 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (90 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:56:40 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -25.5273° West, latitude -60.2398° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048tr. Id of event: us100048tr. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 07:56:40 / December 18, 2015 @ 7:56 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 145 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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