A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 10 km SW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:09:37 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.97 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.3379 West, latitude -56.7576 South, depth = 123.97 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a36z. Id of event: us2000a36z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 09:09:37 / July 26, 2017 @ 9:09 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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