A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 179 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (111 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20008fw0. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008fw0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/17 / 2017-01-17 13:03:54 / January 17, 2017 @ 1:03 pm. 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). Exact location of event, longitude -24.3396 West, latitude -56.3692 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 11:03:54 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 179 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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