A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 148 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (92 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:06:20 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 03:06:20 / December 16, 2018 @ 3:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, -24.8084° West, -56.5254° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ivvs. Unique identifier: us2000ivvs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 148 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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