A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 292 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (181 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 23:18:57 / August 17, 2017 @ 11:18 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aawl. Id of event: us2000aawl. Exact location of event, depth 32.87 km, -31.0424° West, -55.1924° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.87 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:18:57 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 292 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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