A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 280 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (174 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude -30.7631° West, latitude -55.1741° South, depth = 32.68 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007npb. Unique identifier: us10007npb. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:20:57 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 05:20:57 / December 30, 2016 @ 5:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.68 km (20 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 280 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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