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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -59.3819S, -25.0689WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 91 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (57 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.96 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 05:44:53 / September 17, 2017 @ 5:44 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000at52. Id of event: us2000at52. The temblor was detected at 03:44:53 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.0689 West, latitude -59.3819 South, depth = 37.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.0689° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -59.3819° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-17 05:44:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-12 11:16:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 15.237 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000at52 Id of event.
Event Code 2000at52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000at52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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