A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 165 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (103 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -23.6639 West, latitude -58.8679 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 03:07:10 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000axk9. Id of event: us1000axk9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 05:07:10 / October 20, 2017 @ 5:07 am.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 165 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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