A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 140 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (87 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iy4d. Unique identifier: us2000iy4d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -24.901° West, latitude -56.7708° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 16:24:45 / December 27, 2018 @ 4:24 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:24:45 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 140 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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