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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 38 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.3593S, -27.2684WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.2684° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.3593° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-16 18:30:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-14 16:06:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ivwy Id of event.
Event Code 2000ivwy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ivwy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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