A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 57 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (35 miles) on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:23 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/06/19 / 2019-06-03 04:37:23 / June 3, 2019 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 94.33 km (59 miles). Exact location, longitude -27.4321° West, latitude -56.2031° South, depth = 94.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003y27. Id of event: us70003y27.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 57 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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