A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 37 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (23 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.65 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:25:46 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 03:25:46 / May 14, 2017 @ 3:25 am. Event id: us10008wgi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wgi. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.5828 West, latitude -56.6775 South, depth = 78.65 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 37 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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