A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 82 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 17:41:17 / March 26, 2018 @ 5:41 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:41:17 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -27.7026° West, latitude -56.0147° South, depth = 102.08 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d97i. Id of event: us1000d97i. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102.08 km (63 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 82 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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