A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 134 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (83 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:48:54 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -25.0569° West, -56.4623° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/18 / 2018-11-23 21:48:54 / November 23, 2018 @ 9:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000hxxs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hxxs.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 134 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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