6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Sandwich Islands

A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 149 km NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (93 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:07:35 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000afh9. Unique identifier: us2000afh9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 08:07:35 / September 4, 2017 @ 8:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -25.5783° West, -57.7886° South.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/09/04/strong-earthquake-m6-quake-has-struck-near-bristol-island-in-south-sandwich-islands/


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