A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 167 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (104 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005aj1. Event ids that are associated: us20005aj1. Exact location of event, longitude -28.1333 West, latitude -55.2849 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/16 / 2016-03-14 13:15:00 / March 14, 2016 @ 1:15 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:15:00 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 167 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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