A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -31.725° West, latitude -55.1573° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000ji9a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ji9a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:16 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 02:56:16 / February 15, 2019 @ 2:56 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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