A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (89 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 10:58:12 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.1886 West, latitude -60.3154 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 12:58:12 / April 16, 2020 @ 12:58 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70008xik. Event ids that are associated: us70008xik. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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