A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 143 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (89 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 19:49:06 / January 23, 2017 @ 7:49 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i7v. Id of event: us20008i7v. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.9154 West, latitude -60.2807 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 17:49:06 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every 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 four 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 143 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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