A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 92 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -25.8237 West, latitude -56.3698 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008srt. Id of event: us10008srt. The temblor was detected at 21:34:58 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 23:34:58 / May 10, 2017 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 92 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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