A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 97 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (60 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:30:57 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.31 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004wjz. Event ids that are associated: us10004wjz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 19:30:57 / March 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -27.1838° West, latitude -55.8233° South, depth = 37.31 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 97 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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