A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 279 km SSW of Stanley, Falkland Islands (173 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 06:37:58 / February 23, 2017 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -59.2855 West, latitude -54.0588 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:37:58 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008lpl. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008lpl.
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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 279 km SSW of Stanley, Falkland Islands.
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