A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 150 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (93 miles) on Sunday. Event id: us70008lpm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008lpm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 11:01:48 / March 29, 2020 @ 11:01 am. Exact location of event, longitude -24.5699 West, latitude -58.1369 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 09:01:48 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 150 km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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