A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 56 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (35 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000cl4r. Event ids that are associated: us2000cl4r. Exact location of event, longitude -27.9068 West, latitude -56.3699 South, depth = 121.86 km. 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: 05/01/18 / 2018-01-05 03:21:37 / January 5, 2018 @ 3:21 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:21:37 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121.86 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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