A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 86 km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (53 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 04:06:07 / March 29, 2020 @ 4:06 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -25.2427° West, latitude -58.626° South, depth = 35 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:06:07 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008i3j. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008i3j.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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