A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported East of the South Sandwich Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 14:33:01 / April 17, 2017 @ 2:33 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -20.3035 West, latitude -59.6202 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008id4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008id4. The temblor was picked up at 13:33:01 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 was reported nearby.
Did you feel anything?
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. 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: East of the South Sandwich Islands.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.