A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 55 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (34 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 94.95 km, -27.372° West, -56.2093° South. 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: 29/04/19 / 2019-04-29 22:38:28 / April 29, 2019 @ 10:38 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:38:28 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003igx. Unique identifier: us70003igx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.95 km (59 miles).
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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 55 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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