A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 127 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (79 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: us2000h6aq. Id of event: us2000h6aq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 00:00:47 / September 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am. Exact location, longitude -28.1351° West, latitude -55.6829° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:00:47 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 127 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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