A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 101 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (63 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:20:56 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.89 km (56 miles). Exact location of event, depth 89.89 km, -27.9537° West, -55.8955° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000eerz. Event ids that are associated: us1000eerz. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 18:20:56 / May 26, 2018 @ 6:20 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 101 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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