A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 174 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (108 miles) on Friday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:50:09 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -29.3373 West, latitude -55.6844 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us2000ab07. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ab07. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 19:50:09 / August 18, 2017 @ 7:50 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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