A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 75 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (47 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 06:18:14 / September 4, 2017 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -25.6321° West, latitude -59.5379° South, depth = 35 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:14 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aff4. Id of event: us2000aff4.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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