A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 193 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (120 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:49:57 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hgd. Unique identifier: us20008hgd. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -23.9124° West, -57.9513° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 21:49:57 / January 21, 2017 @ 9:49 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 193 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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