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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -58.9844S, -25.7745WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (27 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:30:47 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.78 km (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.7745 West, latitude -58.9844 South, depth = 107.78 km. Event id: us20004vf6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vf6. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 04:30:47 / January 29, 2016 @ 4:30 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 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: 43 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.7745° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -58.9844° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km E 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 2016-01-29 04:30:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 04:50:30 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 400 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 7.551 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us20004vf6 Id of event.
Event Code 20004vf6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vf6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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