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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 43 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.3174S, -27.3767WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (27 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/19 / 2019-04-29 04:43:07 / April 29, 2019 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.3767 West, latitude -56.3174 South, depth = 85.9 km. Unique identifier: us70003igy. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003igy. The temblor was picked up at 02:43:07 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.9 km (53 miles).

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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 43 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.3767° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.3174° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-29 04:43:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-09 04:24:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.589 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003igy Id of event.
Event Code 70003igy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003igy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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