A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 68 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (42 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007c6t. Id of event: us60007c6t. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -25.8609° West, -59.5455° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 02:33:55 / January 7, 2020 @ 2:33 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:33:55 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 68 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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