A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 58 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (36 miles). Exact location, longitude -27.1424° West, latitude -56.1754° South, depth = 88.12 km. The temblor was reported at 09:03:40 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20003jmu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003jmu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/15 / 2015-09-02 11:03:40 / September 2, 2015 @ 11:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.12 km (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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