A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 38 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (24 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:30:51 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ivwy. Unique identifier: us2000ivwy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 18:30:51 / December 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.82 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.2684 West, latitude -56.3593 South, depth = 98.82 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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