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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -58.0282S, -25.3338WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 131 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (81 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.39 km (37 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005j9p. Event ids that are associated: us20005j9p. The temblor was reported at 17:33:46 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -25.3338° West, latitude -58.0282° South, depth = 59.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 19:33:46 / April 17, 2016 @ 7:33 pm UTC/GMT.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 131 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.3338° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -58.0282° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 19:33:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 19:47:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 7.269 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005j9p Id of event.
Event Code 20005j9p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j9p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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