A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 83 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (52 miles) on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl9t. Id of event: us2000cl9t. Exact location of event, longitude -26.1577 West, latitude -57.1909 South, depth = 106.16 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:47:53 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.16 km (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/18 / 2018-01-07 09:47:53 / January 7, 2018 @ 9:47 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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