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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -56.987S, -25.3418WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.3418° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.987° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-14 12:37:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 07:52:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008wgv Id of event.
Event Code 10008wgv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wgv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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