A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 76 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (47 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 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 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 07:54:59 / September 9, 2017 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000arsw. Event ids that are associated: us2000arsw. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:54:59 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -25.2724° West, -59.2757° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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