A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 104 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (65 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -27.2263 West, latitude -55.7593 South, depth = 37.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/19 / 2019-03-01 20:35:49 / March 1, 2019 @ 8:35 pm. Unique identifier: us1000jcij. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jcij. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.63 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:35:49 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 104 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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