A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 109 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (68 miles). Id of earthquake: us10005hq8. Event ids that are associated: us10005hq8. Exact location, longitude -27.2563° West, latitude -55.7195° South, depth = 33.87 km. Global time and date of event 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 10:05:10 / May 16, 2016 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:05:10 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.87 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 109 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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