A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 134 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (83 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -24.7712° West, latitude -58.2428° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 01:13:56 / September 5, 2018 @ 1:13 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:13:56 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgib. Id of event: us2000hgib. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 ten, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 134 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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