A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (53 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -27.5243° West, latitude -55.9562° South, depth = 113.03 km. Id of earthquake: us10003qzf. Event ids that are associated: us10003qzf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 01:12:14 / October 19, 2015 @ 1:12 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.03 km (70 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:12:14 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 85 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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