A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008jid. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jid. The temblor was picked up at 07:15:18 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.92 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 09:15:18 / April 15, 2017 @ 9:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 63.92 km, -27.1764° West, -56.2185° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 53 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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