A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 122 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (76 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/17 / 2017-12-31 03:57:47 / December 31, 2017 @ 3:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.77 km (32 miles). Event id: us2000cjzg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cjzg. Exact location, longitude -25.4745° West, latitude -57.261° South, depth = 51.77 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:57:47 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 122 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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