A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:50:53 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 02:50:53 / January 29, 2017 @ 2:50 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -32.3091 West, latitude -55.8703 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008izl. Unique identifier: us20008izl.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: South Georgia Island region.
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