A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 47 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 08:16:46 / May 12, 2017 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -26.338° West, -58.6159° South, depth 175.91 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 175.91 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008td4. Id of event: us10008td4. The temblor was picked up at 06:16:46 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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