A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 74 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (46 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:05:32 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 20:05:32 / March 23, 2018 @ 8:05 pm. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -25.2422° West, -59.1753° South. Unique identifier: us1000daqf. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000daqf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 74 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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