A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 99 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (62 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:19:12 / 12:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.7226 West, latitude -56.3278 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4b7. Unique identifier: us1000d4b7. Global time and date of event 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 02:19:12 / March 5, 2018 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 99 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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