A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 84 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (52 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:31:24 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -26.4288° West, latitude -59.7896° South, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000at5c. Id of event: us2000at5c. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 09:31:24 / September 17, 2017 @ 9:31 am.
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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