A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 151 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (94 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 09:05:40 / April 2, 2017 @ 9:05 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fhn. Id of event: us10008fhn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 30.89 km (19 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:05:40 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 30.89 km, -28.2732° West, -55.4749° South.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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