A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 186 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (116 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:49:03 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004cbh. Unique identifier: us10004cbh. Exact location of earthquake, -26.759° West, -60.7026° South, depth 47.88 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.88 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 03:49:03 / January 8, 2016 @ 3:49 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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