A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 40 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (25 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 15:54:25 / May 11, 2017 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -26.6062° West, -56.8555° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008tbk. Event ids that are associated: us10008tbk. The temblor was detected at 13:54:25 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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