A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 72 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (45 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/18 / 2018-11-16 20:58:36 / November 16, 2018 @ 8:58 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:58:36 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -26.1272 West, latitude -56.9762 South, depth = 37.96 km. Id of earthquake: us1000hvs7. Event ids that are associated: us1000hvs7. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.96 km (24 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-two 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: 72 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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