A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 98 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (61 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:56:14 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 05:56:14 / September 9, 2017 @ 5:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.6847 West, latitude -59.8128 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000aimz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aimz. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 98 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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