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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -59.8185S, -26.3602WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -26.3602° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -59.8185° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-26 15:02:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 14:32:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 15.158 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004bhc Id of event.
Event Code 10004bhc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bhc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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