A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 99 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (62 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -24.9871 West, latitude -59.4615 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008uag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uag. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 07:15:28 / March 17, 2017 @ 7:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:28 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 99 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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