A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 78 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (48 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:34:21 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 58.16 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 02:34:21 / May 1, 2016 @ 2:34 am. Unique identifier: us10005gbs. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005gbs. Exact location of earthquake, -26.2123° West, -56.2566° South, depth 58.16 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 78 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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