A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 83 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (52 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 07:15:19 / May 11, 2017 @ 7:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.08 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008taw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008taw. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:19 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -25.8633° West, latitude -56.5765° South, depth = 26.08 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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