A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (60 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.2548 West, latitude -55.837 South, depth = 38.22 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 14:43:08 / August 19, 2017 @ 2:43 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:08 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abbe. Id of event: us2000abbe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.22 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 96 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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