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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.6775S, -26.5828WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -26.5828° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.6775° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km E 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 03:25:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 02:58:08 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 6.12 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us10008wgi Id of event.
Event Code 10008wgi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wgi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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