A 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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