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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -59.4531S, -27.3881WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 68 km SW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (42 miles). Event id: us10006rp9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rp9. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -27.3881° West, -59.4531° South. The temblor was detected at 14:07:27 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 16:07:27 / September 22, 2016 @ 4:07 pm UTC/GMT.

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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km SW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.3881° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -59.4531° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SW 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 2016-09-22 16:07:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-22 16:30:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.98 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 7.187 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us10006rp9 Id of event.
Event Code 10006rp9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rp9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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