A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 120 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (75 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000e7ub. Event ids that are associated: us1000e7ub. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -26.7948 West, latitude -55.6404 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 06:16:44 / May 18, 2018 @ 6:16 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:16:44 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 120 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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