A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 25 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (16 miles) on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:53:13 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 06:53:13 / March 14, 2019 @ 6:53 am. Id of earthquake: us1000jkb6. Event ids that are associated: us1000jkb6. Exact location of earthquake, -26.9189° West, -56.8739° South, depth 120.03 km. 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 120.03 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 25 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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