A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 71 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (44 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.56 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005eig. Id of event: us20005eig. Exact location of event, longitude -27.7143 West, latitude -56.1282 South, depth = 29.56 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:53:08 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/16 / 2016-03-29 16:53:08 / March 29, 2016 @ 4:53 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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