A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 55 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (34 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bir. Id of event: us10004bir. Exact location of earthquake, -26.5903° West, -56.3381° South, depth 66.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.75 km (41 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 15:56:22 / December 27, 2015 @ 3:56 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:56:22 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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