A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 60 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (37 miles). Exact location of event, depth 91.92 km, -27.2466° West, -56.1549° South. Event id: us2000a3ge. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3ge. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 22:02:55 / August 1, 2017 @ 10:02 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.92 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:02:55 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). 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 eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 60 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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