A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (37 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:32:41 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.53 km (44 miles). Exact location of event, depth 70.53 km, -25.8918° West, -59.475° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 02:32:41 / April 14, 2017 @ 2:32 am. Event id: us10008jas. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jas.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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