A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 141 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (88 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -24.9389° West, -56.9961° South. Id of earthquake: us2000a6gj. Event ids that are associated: us2000a6gj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 16:59:20 / August 5, 2017 @ 4:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:59:20 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 141 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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