A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 78 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (48 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 12:33:10 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 14:33:10 / January 31, 2016 @ 2:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -26.2219° West, latitude -59.7194° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20004x1z. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004x1z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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