A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 135 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (84 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:23:09 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -25.0868 West, latitude -57.0808 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 21:23:09 / February 8, 2017 @ 9:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kxs. Unique identifier: us20008kxs.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-six 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 135 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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