A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 50 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (31 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 80.41 km (50 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:14:24 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.1776 West, latitude -58.6118 South, depth = 80.41 km. Global time and date of event 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 11:14:24 / March 22, 2017 @ 11:14 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008vm8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008vm8.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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: 50 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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