A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 146 km E of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island (91 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:03:49 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 5.5911 East, latitude -54.222 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us60007dqb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007dqb. Global time and date of event 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 10:03:49 / January 10, 2020 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 146 km E of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island.
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