A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 82 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000bhja. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhja. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 04:11:02 / November 3, 2017 @ 4:11 am. The temblor was reported at 02:11:02 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -27.7176° West, latitude -56.0195° South, depth = 120.03 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 120.03 km (75 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 82 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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