A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 104 km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (65 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -26.8846° West, -59.9498° South, depth 36.07 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.07 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us20005l87. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005l87. The temblor was reported at 17:50:55 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 19:50:55 / April 23, 2016 @ 7:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 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: 104 km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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