A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 88 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (55 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -25.0789° West, latitude -59.3262° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us100078py. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078py. The temblor was detected at 05:43:20 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 07:43:20 / November 16, 2016 @ 7:43 am 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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