A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 117 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008wgv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008wgv. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:37:25 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 12:37:25 / May 14, 2017 @ 12:37 pm. Exact location of event, depth 27.78 km, -25.3418° West, -56.987° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.78 km (17 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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