A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 181 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (112 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 17:57:35 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004flt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004flt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 19:57:35 / January 13, 2016 @ 7:57 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -28.9109° West, latitude -55.3809° South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 181 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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