A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 128 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (80 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009mlj. Unique identifier: us20009mlj. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 15/06/17 / 2017-06-15 10:41:00 / June 15, 2017 @ 10:41 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -28.1293° West, -55.667° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:41:00 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 128 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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