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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -58.0248S, -25.6938WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 122 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (76 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008xc0. Unique identifier: us70008xc0. Exact location of earthquake, -25.6938° West, -58.0248° South, depth 60.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.14 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 05:12:39 / April 16, 2020 @ 5:12 am. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:12:39 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).

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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 122 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.6938° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -58.0248° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 122km 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 2020-04-16 05:12:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-16 05:32:44 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 3.707 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 449 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 7.097 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008xc0 Id of event.
Event Code 70008xc0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008xc0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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