A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 45 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (28 miles). Event id: us20008fvt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008fvt. The temblor was reported at 16:54:46 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -26.7637° West, latitude -57.0282° South, depth = 97.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/17 / 2017-01-17 18:54:46 / January 17, 2017 @ 6:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.57 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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