A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 86 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (53 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:37:22 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/17 / 2017-12-23 15:37:22 / December 23, 2017 @ 3:37 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.3 km (55 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c22h. Id of event: us1000c22h. Exact location, longitude -27.5639° West, latitude -55.9519° South, depth = 88.3 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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