A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 116 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (72 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:41:58 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 18:41:58 / September 5, 2017 @ 6:41 pm. Exact location, longitude -26.1177° West, latitude -55.845° South, depth = 33.2 km. Id of earthquake: us2000arp6. Event ids that are associated: us2000arp6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.2 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 116 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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