A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 132 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (82 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 21:55:18 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19240050, at00pwx6gi, us700058yy. Id of event: us700058yy. Global time and date of event 27/08/19 / 2019-08-27 23:55:18 / August 27, 2019 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.5304 West, latitude -60.2209 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 132 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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