A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 87 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (54 miles). Event id: us70005l44. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005l44. Exact location, longitude -26.3419° West, latitude -56.0732° South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:58:06 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 17/09/19 / 2019-09-17 11:58:06 / September 17, 2019 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-four 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.
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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. 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: 87 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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