A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 103 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (64 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/19 / 2019-02-17 19:57:02 / February 17, 2019 @ 7:57 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.3085 West, latitude -59.7256 South, depth = 21.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jpni. Unique identifier: us2000jpni. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.24 km (13 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:57:02 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 103 km SE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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