A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 86 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (53 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:31:30 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/11/17 / 2017-11-24 08:31:30 / November 24, 2017 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bjvx. Unique identifier: us1000bjvx. Exact location, longitude -25.475° West, latitude -59.5928° South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 86 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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