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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -57.7192S, -25.7524WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (89 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.73 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/12/18 / 2018-12-02 04:28:42 / December 2, 2018 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:28:42 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i45v. Id of event: us1000i45v. Exact location of event, longitude -25.7524 West, latitude -57.7192 South, depth = 62.73 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 143 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.7524° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -57.7192° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 143km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-02 04:28:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-08 02:23:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.933 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000i45v Id of event.
Event Code 1000i45v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i45v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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