A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 63 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (39 miles) on Monday. The temblor was reported at 19:07:21 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arne. Id of event: us2000arne. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 21:07:21 / September 4, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 134.05 km (83 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -27.4958 West, latitude -56.1538 South, depth = 134.05 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 63 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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