A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 103 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (64 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:41:08 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -25.5839° West, latitude -56.4354° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 02:41:08 / January 9, 2019 @ 2:41 am. Event id: us2000j8sf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j8sf.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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