A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 86 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (53 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/18 / 2018-11-16 05:03:15 / November 16, 2018 @ 5:03 am. Exact location, longitude -25.7913° West, latitude -56.7445° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000hvsb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hvsb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:03:15 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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