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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag has occurred near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -60.2209S, -26.5304WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -26.5304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -60.2209° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-27 23:55:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-28 00:14:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 14.665 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700058yy Id of event.
Event Code 700058yy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19240050,at00pwx6gi,us700058yy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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