A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 148 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (92 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.6345 West, latitude -55.4016 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 14:02:05 / October 21, 2019 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:02:05 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000617q. Unique identifier: us7000617q.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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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