A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 118 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/10/19 / 2019-10-14 22:57:09 / October 14, 2019 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:57:09 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -26.9468° West, -55.6465° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us70005x6m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005x6m.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 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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