A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (67 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.19 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:11:47 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 05:11:47 / December 5, 2015 @ 5:11 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20004fsy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004fsy. Exact location of event, depth 112.19 km, -28.1947° West, -55.8946° South.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 108 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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