A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 69 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (43 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -27.4671° West, -56.0893° South, depth 103.59 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 103.59 km (64 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:49:29 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000ja9v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ja9v. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/19 / 2019-03-04 04:49:29 / March 4, 2019 @ 4:49 am.
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 three and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 69 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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