A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 68 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (42 miles). Unique identifier: us2000bhx9. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhx9. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:03:57 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.49 km (54 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 time and date of earthquake 27/10/17 / 2017-10-27 12:03:57 / October 27, 2017 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 86.49 km, -27.459° West, -56.1013° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-six 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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