A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 67 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (42 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:09:11 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 19:09:11 / April 27, 2016 @ 7:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -26.3193° West, latitude -59.6311° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10005e2z. Event ids that are associated: us10005e2z.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 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: 67 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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