A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 218 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (135 miles). Event id: us20005c9y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005c9y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.96 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -23.2229° West, -58.0932° South, depth 24.96 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:55:34 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 07:55:34 / March 22, 2016 @ 7:55 am.
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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 218 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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