A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 225 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (140 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:53:31 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000743v. Id of event: us1000743v. Global time and date of event 30/10/16 / 2016-10-30 23:53:31 / October 30, 2016 @ 11:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -23.6408° West, -57.2821° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 225 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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