A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 130 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (81 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us1000884l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000884l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 22:28:59 / March 1, 2017 @ 10:28 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:28:59 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -25.4965° West, latitude -56.0048° 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 130 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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