A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 73 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (45 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:57:11 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gee. Id of event: us20005gee. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 11:57:11 / April 2, 2016 @ 11:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.39 km (34 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.4232 West, latitude -56.1961 South, depth = 55.39 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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