A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 68 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (42 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 10:32:02 / August 30, 2017 @ 10:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.4688 West, latitude -59.3241 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). 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: us2000ar6i. Id of event: us2000ar6i. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:32:02 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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