A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 81 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (50 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 22:23:20 / March 7, 2020 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60008bta. Event ids that are associated: us60008bta. The temblor was reported at 20:23:20 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -25.2566° West, latitude -58.6937° South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 81 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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