A 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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