A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us1000axl0. Event ids that are associated: us1000axl0. The temblor was reported at 20:53:46 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -31.119 West, latitude -55.0754 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 22:53:46 / October 20, 2017 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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