A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 84 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008he3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008he3. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -25.2366° West, -58.6596° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:34:39 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 01:34:39 / January 20, 2017 @ 1:34 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 84 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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