A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 113 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (70 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008wgb. Event ids that are associated: us10008wgb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.6953 West, latitude -56.1218 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:42:05 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 06:42:05 / May 13, 2017 @ 6:42 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 113 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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