A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 147 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (91 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 15:11:25 / April 22, 2017 @ 3:11 pm. Exact location of event, depth 28.5 km, -26.8823° West, -60.3418° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008n6m. Id of event: us10008n6m. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:11:25 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.5 km (18 miles). 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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