A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 112 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (70 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10003mh4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003mh4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 09:03:44 / September 27, 2015 @ 9:03 am. The temblor was picked up at 07:03:44 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -26.8521 West, latitude -55.7095 South, depth = 10 km.
Every 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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 112 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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