A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 73 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (45 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.9 km (73 miles). 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: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 16:21:52 / September 6, 2017 @ 4:21 pm. Event id: us2000aru8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aru8. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:21:52 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -27.8765 West, latitude -56.1564 South, depth = 117.9 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 73 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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