A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 90 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (56 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -25.0061 West, latitude -59.2678 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:41:33 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000ggrl. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ggrl. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 10:41:33 / August 18, 2018 @ 10:41 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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