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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -57.9194S, -25.6952WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 132 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (82 miles). Global time and date of event 22/04/20 / 2020-04-22 11:58:19 / April 22, 2020 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.19 km (35 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -25.6952 West, latitude -57.9194 South, depth = 56.19 km. Unique identifier: us60009dz9. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009dz9. The temblor was reported at 09:58:19 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 132 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.6952° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -57.9194° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132km NNE 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 2020-04-22 11:58:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 07:58:37 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 326 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 7.048 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us60009dz9 Id of event.
Event Code 60009dz9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009dz9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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