A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 126 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (78 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000gjg9. Event ids that are associated: us1000gjg9. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:54:03 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 11:54:03 / August 20, 2018 @ 11:54 am. Exact location of earthquake, -25.1425° West, -56.5897° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 126 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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