A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (26 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 19:47:45 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -26.8828 West, latitude -59.3659 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20008ip4. Event ids that are associated: us20008ip4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 21:47:45 / January 25, 2017 @ 9:47 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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