A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 155 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (96 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/18 / 2018-12-30 15:07:37 / December 30, 2018 @ 3:07 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.7 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -24.676° West, -56.6167° South, depth 8.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iz92. Unique identifier: us2000iz92. The temblor was picked up at 13:07:37 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 155 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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