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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -55.8512S, -25.9825WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 120 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (75 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 16:43:18 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -25.9825 West, latitude -55.8512 South, depth = 52.62 km. Global time and date of event 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 18:43:18 / September 5, 2017 @ 6:43 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arue. Unique identifier: us2000arue. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.62 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 120 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.9825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.8512° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-05 18:43:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-29 19:07:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 18.656 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000arue Id of event.
Event Code 2000arue An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arue, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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