A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 116 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (72 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 00:57:32 / February 12, 2016 @ 12:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.2733 West, latitude -55.6541 South, depth = 22.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.09 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:57:32 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us200050ky. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050ky.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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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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: 116 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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