A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 44 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (27 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:11:44 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 11:11:44 / January 30, 2016 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004ww0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ww0. Exact location, longitude -25.7367° West, latitude -59.0091° South, depth = 103.11 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 103.11 km (64 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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