A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 225 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (140 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008sh0. Event ids that are associated: us20008sh0. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:02:05 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -23.7348° West, latitude -57.6385° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 01:02:05 / March 8, 2017 @ 1:02 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 225 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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