A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 89 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (55 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 14:35:10 / April 2, 2016 @ 2:35 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:35:10 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). 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 73.99 km (46 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.6898 West, latitude -55.9423 South, depth = 73.99 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005e51. Id of event: us20005e51.
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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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