A 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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