A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 137 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (85 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 20:01:42 / February 10, 2020 @ 8:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70007rxl. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007rxl. Exact location of earthquake, -25.9113° West, -60.229° South, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:01:42 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 137 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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