A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 64 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.9 km (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.2091 West, latitude -56.1205 South, depth = 93.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100085pz. Unique identifier: us100085pz. The temblor was detected at 22:22:54 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 00:22:54 / February 18, 2017 @ 12:22 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 64 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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