A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 75 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (47 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 14:10:34 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fdv. Id of event: us20007fdv. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80.89 km (50 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/16 / 2016-10-13 16:10:34 / October 13, 2016 @ 4:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -27.1905° West, -56.0187° South, depth 80.89 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 75 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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