A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (30 miles). Event id: us10004c5r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c5r. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.2498 West, latitude -56.2665 South, depth = 117.15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.15 km (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 14:48:52 / January 6, 2016 @ 2:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:48:52 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 48 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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