A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (26 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jkbq. Event ids that are associated: us1000jkbq. Exact location, longitude -27.1477° West, latitude -56.3212° South, depth = 75.1 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:36:17 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.1 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 21:36:17 / March 14, 2019 @ 9:36 pm.
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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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