A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 119 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (74 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.9769 West, latitude -55.8654 South, depth = 6.67 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 17:51:59 / September 5, 2017 @ 5:51 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:51:59 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000arud. Event ids that are associated: us2000arud. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.67 km (4 miles).
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 seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 119 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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