A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 82 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (51 miles). Exact location, longitude -27.7073° West, latitude -56.0164° South, depth = 66.74 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/16 / 2016-12-16 13:47:42 / December 16, 2016 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.74 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:47:42 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007maa. Id of event: us10007maa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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