A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 101 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (63 miles). Unique identifier: us2000hgs3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgs3. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:59:57 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 15:59:57 / September 10, 2018 @ 3:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -25.1381 West, latitude -59.6095 South, depth = 10 km. 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).
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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 101 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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