A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 125 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (78 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -26.4603 West, latitude -55.6479 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jcht. Id of event: us1000jcht. The temblor was reported at 00:56:18 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/19 / 2019-03-01 02:56:18 / March 1, 2019 @ 2:56 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 125 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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