A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 137 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (85 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:28:54 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us1000axj2. Unique identifier: us1000axj2. Global time and date of event 19/10/17 / 2017-10-19 21:28:54 / October 19, 2017 @ 9:28 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.073 West, latitude -57.1095 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 137 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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