A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 11 km SW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/03/19 / 2019-03-11 19:27:32 / March 11, 2019 @ 7:27 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 146.57 km (91 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000jjct. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jjct. Exact location, longitude -27.3062° West, latitude -56.7859° South, depth = 146.57 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:27:32 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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