A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 142 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (88 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -24.8891 West, latitude -56.8886 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 12:41:30 / March 26, 2018 @ 12:41 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:41:30 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d94l. Event ids that are associated: us1000d94l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 142 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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