A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 108 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (67 miles). 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). The temblor was reported at 21:26:13 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.6839 West, latitude -59.9132 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 17/02/19 / 2019-02-17 23:26:13 / February 17, 2019 @ 11:26 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000jpnh. Event ids that are associated: us2000jpnh.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 108 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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