A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 101 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (63 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 04:56:57 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000aunp. Event ids that are associated: us1000aunp. Global time and date of event 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 06:56:57 / October 14, 2017 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -26.8003 West, latitude -55.8176 South, depth = 10 km.
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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 101 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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