A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 179 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (111 miles) on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:51 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 06:45:51 / October 14, 2017 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -26.7913° West, -60.634° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000aunl. Event ids that are associated: us1000aunl.
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 179 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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