A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km SW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (60 miles) on Thursday. Event id: us10008tb4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tb4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:52:56 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -28.3313° West, latitude -57.3115° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 15:52:56 / May 11, 2017 @ 3:52 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 96 km SW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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