A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 95 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:17:27 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.6 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20009pb2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009pb2. Exact location of event, depth 38.6 km, -25.7574° West, -56.3899° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 12:17:27 / June 19, 2017 @ 12:17 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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