A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 166 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (103 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 15:42:25 / April 19, 2017 @ 3:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:25 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -24.546° West, -56.3962° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008izu. Event ids that are associated: us10008izu.
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 166 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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