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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.507S, -27.0281WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (14 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -27.0281 West, latitude -56.507 South, depth = 100.93 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/18 / 2018-05-11 06:50:19 / May 11, 2018 @ 6:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.93 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e6jx. Unique identifier: us1000e6jx. The temblor was reported at 04:50:19 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.0281° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.507° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-11 06:50:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-30 05:53:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.832 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000e6jx Id of event.
Event Code 1000e6jx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e6jx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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