A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 98 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (61 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -24.9383 West, latitude -59.3831 South, depth = 71.09 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 14:28:22 / March 17, 2017 @ 2:28 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:28:22 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008ua3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ua3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.09 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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