A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 129 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (80 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008l55. Event ids that are associated: us20008l55. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -25.9265° West, latitude -60.1601° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:24:19 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 17:24:19 / February 9, 2017 @ 5:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 129 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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