A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 114 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (71 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 07:54:38 / April 30, 2016 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.93 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:54:38 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -27.768° West, latitude -55.7216° South, depth = 40.93 km. Unique identifier: us10005cp5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005cp5.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 114 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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