A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 188 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (117 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/19 / 2019-05-22 10:10:38 / May 22, 2019 @ 10:10 am. Event id: us70003t91. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003t91. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -28.6129 West, latitude -55.2017 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:10:38 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 188 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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