A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (54 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 15:02:11 / December 26, 2015 @ 3:02 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bhc. Unique identifier: us10004bhc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.69 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 52.69 km, -26.3602° West, -59.8185° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:02:11 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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