A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 88 km SSW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (55 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 17:03:35 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 19:03:35 / July 22, 2018 @ 7:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -27.9236° West, -57.3944° South, depth 51.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.73 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gel9. Id of event: us2000gel9.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 88 km SSW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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