A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (82 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:32:25 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -25.0367° West, latitude -56.6428° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/18 / 2018-12-30 05:32:25 / December 30, 2018 @ 5:32 am. Id of earthquake: us2000j552. Event ids that are associated: us2000j552.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 132 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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