A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 126 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (78 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:35:54 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e7v3. Id of event: us1000e7v3. Exact location, longitude -26.6591° West, latitude -55.6023° South, depth = 10 km. 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: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 06:35:54 / May 18, 2018 @ 6:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 126 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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