A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 61 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (38 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -27.0128° West, latitude -56.1551° South, depth = 40.2 km. Unique identifier: us1000g4e6. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g4e6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/18 / 2018-08-06 20:47:45 / August 6, 2018 @ 8:47 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.2 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:47:45 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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