A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (43 miles) on Tuesday. 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) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -26.2585 West, latitude -59.6535 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 10:14:29 / March 3, 2020 @ 10:14 am. Event id: us600088k5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600088k5. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:29 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 70 km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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