A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (79 miles) on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dax. Unique identifier: us10008dax. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 14:17:49 / March 30, 2017 @ 2:17 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.07 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:17:49 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -26.9875° West, -55.5653° South, depth 38.07 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
Did you feel the quake?
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. 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: 127 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.