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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 58 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.2556S, -26.6942WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 58 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (36 miles) on Sunday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:12:13 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000g5tq. Unique identifier: us1000g5tq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/18 / 2018-08-05 13:12:13 / August 5, 2018 @ 1:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.6942 West, latitude -56.2556 South, depth = 80.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.36 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -26.6942° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.2556° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2018-08-05 13:12:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 14:02:27 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 5.937 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us1000g5tq Id of event.
Event Code 1000g5tq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g5tq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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