A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 136 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (85 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 11:46:37 / May 13, 2017 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:46:37 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -24.5067° West, -58.3979° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wfr. Id of event: us10008wfr.
Every 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 136 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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