A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 139 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (86 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:42:39 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 19:42:39 / November 17, 2018 @ 7:42 pm. Exact location, longitude -24.9203° West, latitude -56.7896° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000hvvb. Event ids that are associated: us1000hvvb.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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