A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 210 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (130 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:04:44 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008hex. Event ids that are associated: us20008hex. Exact location, longitude -29.7603° West, latitude -55.4635° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 21:04:44 / January 20, 2017 @ 9:04 pm UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 210 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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