A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 67 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (42 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:52:28 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us700091tf. Ids that are associated to the event: us700091tf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 17:52:28 / April 15, 2020 @ 5:52 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -25.3503° West, -59.0928° South, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 67 km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.
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