A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 148 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (92 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:30:05 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -27.2612 West, latitude -55.3694 South, depth = 45.32 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 00:30:05 / September 16, 2015 @ 12:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.32 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003itk. Id of event: us10003itk.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 148 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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