A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 72 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (45 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/17 / 2017-10-30 22:34:48 / October 30, 2017 @ 10:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.4378 West, latitude -56.0635 South, depth = 117.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.62 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkcu. Unique identifier: us2000bkcu. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:34:48 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 72 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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