A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 118 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (73 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:09:24 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -28.1436 West, latitude -55.7696 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 22:09:24 / July 21, 2017 @ 10:09 pm. Event id: us20009zhh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009zhh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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