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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 81 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -58.7647S, -25.1952WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 81 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (50 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:21:22 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -25.1952° West, -58.7647° South, depth 21.21 km. Event id: us600089i8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089i8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 21:21:22 / February 26, 2020 @ 9:21 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.1952° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -58.7647° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-26 21:21:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-18 03:58:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 15.82 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600089i8 Id of event.
Event Code 600089i8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600089i8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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