A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 43 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (27 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.96 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:36:49 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 08:36:49 / February 10, 2017 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008lf4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lf4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -26.2014 West, latitude -59.3895 South, depth = 27.96 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 43 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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