A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 103 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (64 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:09:02 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008hfp. Event ids that are associated: us20008hfp. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.44 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 14:09:02 / January 21, 2017 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -25.022 West, latitude -58.519 South, depth = 30.44 km.
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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 103 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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