A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 225 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (140 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:33:58 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/19 / 2019-09-27 07:33:58 / September 27, 2019 @ 7:33 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005s1t. Id of event: us70005s1t. Exact location, longitude -26.6696° West, latitude -54.6985° South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 225 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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