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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -58.0753S, -25.7163WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 116 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (72 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.39 km (43 miles). Unique identifier: us70008tc7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008tc7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.7163 West, latitude -58.0753 South, depth = 69.39 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/04/20 / 2020-04-10 16:38:06 / April 10, 2020 @ 4:38 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:38:06 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 116 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.7163° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -58.0753° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 116km 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 2020-04-10 16:38:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-10 16:57:07 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 385 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 7.11 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us70008tc7 Id of event.
Event Code 70008tc7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008tc7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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