Major 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -58.5981S, -26.4656W

A major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 48 km N of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -26.4656° West, -58.5981° South, depth 164.66 km. The temblor was reported at 00:26:32 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 02:26:32 / December 11, 2018 @ 2:26 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000isc8. Event ids that are associated: pt18345000, at00pjjw49, us2000isc8. A tsunami warning has been issued near Bristol Island in South Sandwich Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 164.66 km (102 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

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