A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 129 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (80 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -26.2559° West, -60.1862° South. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:04:09 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us10004fkm. Id of event: us10004fkm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 13:04:09 / January 19, 2016 @ 1:04 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 129 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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