A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 117 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (73 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:06:18 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hj36. Unique identifier: us1000hj36. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/18 / 2018-10-24 01:06:18 / October 24, 2018 @ 1:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude -25.6481 West, latitude -57.3316 South, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 117 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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