A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 96 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (60 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008srz. Event ids that are associated: us10008srz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:40:43 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -25.7451° West, latitude -56.3705° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 23:40:43 / May 10, 2017 @ 11:40 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 96 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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