A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 60 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (37 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us2000ar6j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ar6j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 10:21:58 / August 30, 2017 @ 10:21 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:21:58 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -26.555° West, latitude -56.2875° South, depth = 35.35 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 60 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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