A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 150 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (93 miles). Exact location, longitude -25.1534° West, latitude -57.8882° South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/11/19 / 2019-11-08 10:09:57 / November 8, 2019 @ 10:09 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:09:57 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000693a. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000693a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 150 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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