A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 103 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (64 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 20:24:42 / January 21, 2017 @ 8:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -24.9344° West, -58.5978° South. Unique identifier: us20008hfz. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hfz. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:24:42 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 103 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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