A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km W of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (105 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 163.38 km (102 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 15:55:52 / August 4, 2017 @ 3:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a6cu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a6cu. Exact location, longitude -29.9406° West, latitude -56.9095° South, depth = 163.38 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:55:52 / 1:55 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 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 169 km W of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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