A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 278 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (173 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008sqp. Event ids that are associated: us20008sqp. Exact location of earthquake, -32.5258° West, -55.25° South, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:01:21 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 13:01:21 / March 9, 2017 @ 1:01 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 278 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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