A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 77 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (48 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:04:49 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 02:04:49 / May 19, 2017 @ 2:04 am. Id of earthquake: us10008vbd. Event ids that are associated: us10008vbd. Exact location of earthquake, -25.6922° West, -58.4848° South, depth 87.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.7 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 77 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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