A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 156 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (97 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.447 West, latitude -55.3005 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:29:43 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000j9fz. Event ids that are associated: us1000j9fz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 17:29:43 / February 21, 2019 @ 5:29 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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