A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 61 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (38 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -28.1603 West, latitude -56.5562 South, depth = 144.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 144.27 km (90 miles). Event id: us20004uqd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004uqd. The temblor was reported at 22:09:44 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 00:09:44 / January 20, 2016 @ 12:09 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 61 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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