A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 90 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (56 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10004g1s. Event ids that are associated: us10004g1s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 00:05:04 / January 16, 2016 @ 12:05 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 156.57 km (97 miles). Exact location of event, depth 156.57 km, -26.1812° West, -59.8272° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:05:04 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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