A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 179 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (111 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 19:05:55 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 21:05:55 / January 11, 2017 @ 9:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007vqi. Event ids that are associated: us10007vqi. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.4981 West, latitude -60.6403 South, depth = 10 km.
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 179 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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