A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (31 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.61 km (41 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -26.5364° West, -56.4382° South, depth 65.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/10/16 / 2016-10-27 23:28:29 / October 27, 2016 @ 11:28 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us100073hh. Unique identifier: us100073hh. The temblor was picked up at 21:28:29 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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