A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (12 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:43 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 03:04:43 / January 15, 2016 @ 3:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude -27.4288 West, latitude -56.5802 South, depth = 86.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 86.65 km (54 miles). Event id: us10004g1m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g1m.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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