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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 41 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.3346S, -27.0729WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 41 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (25 miles). Unique identifier: us20005c1q. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005c1q. The temblor was picked up at 07:15:06 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 09:15:06 / March 20, 2016 @ 9:15 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102.59 km (64 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.0729 West, latitude -56.3346 South, depth = 102.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.0729° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.3346° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-20 09:15:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 11:38:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005c1q Id of event.
Event Code 20005c1q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005c1q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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