A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (21 miles) on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:47:34 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 90.18 km (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600062mt. Id of event: us600062mt. Exact location of event, longitude -26.9713 West, latitude -56.4311 South, depth = 90.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/19 / 2019-10-24 18:47:34 / October 24, 2019 @ 6:47 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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