A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 00:56:50 / January 30, 2017 @ 12:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:56:50 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008jms. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jms. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -31.3578° West, -55.1778° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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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