A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 111 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (69 miles) on Saturday. Unique identifier: us10005gb2. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005gb2. Exact location, longitude -27.7155° West, latitude -55.7439° South, depth = 36.57 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.57 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:00:10 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 03:00:10 / April 30, 2016 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. 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 earthquakes 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 nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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