A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 6 km W of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088xl. Unique identifier: us100088xl. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120.84 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:48:29 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 13:48:29 / March 6, 2017 @ 1:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -27.3012 West, latitude -56.6896 South, depth = 120.84 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 eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 6 km W of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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