A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 151 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (94 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:29:07 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -27.8154 West, latitude -55.3849 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10003r91. Event ids that are associated: us10003r91. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/10/15 / 2015-10-25 02:29:07 / October 25, 2015 @ 2:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 151 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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