A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 225 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (140 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ge9t. Unique identifier: us2000ge9t. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:24:43 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -30.4703° West, -55.8088° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 13:24:43 / July 21, 2018 @ 1:24 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 225 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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