A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 142 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (88 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:55:30 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). 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 -26.8 West, latitude -60.3 South, depth = 116 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/19 / 2019-08-27 23:55:30 / August 27, 2019 @ 11:55 pm. Unique identifier: at00pwx6gi. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19240050, at00pwx6gi.
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 142 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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