A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (56 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.82 km (69 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000efdr. Unique identifier: us1000efdr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 111.82 km, -27.782° West, -55.9513° South. The temblor was picked up at 13:05:52 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 15:05:52 / May 27, 2018 @ 3:05 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 90 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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