A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 67 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (42 miles) on Saturday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:22:16 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 06:22:16 / December 12, 2015 @ 6:22 am. Exact location, longitude -26.395° West, latitude -59.6358° South, depth = 93.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.15 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004hjx. Event ids that are associated: us20004hjx.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 67 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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