A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 114 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (71 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us2000arpa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arpa. Exact location of event, longitude -26.171 West, latitude -55.8468 South, depth = 11.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:09:03 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 11.86 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 17:09:03 / September 5, 2017 @ 5:09 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 114 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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