A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 80 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (50 miles). Unique identifier: us600044bz. Ids that are associated to the event: us600044bz. Exact location of event, longitude -27.7436 West, latitude -56.0443 South, depth = 128.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.44 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:15:54 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 20:15:54 / June 16, 2019 @ 8:15 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 80 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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