A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 115 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (71 miles) on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:15:17 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/06/19 / 2019-06-14 22:15:17 / June 14, 2019 @ 10:15 pm. Exact location, longitude -27.2314° West, latitude -55.6593° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600043ry. Id of event: us600043ry.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 115 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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