A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (50 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:40:52 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.29 km (62 miles). Global time and date of event 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 22:40:52 / December 9, 2019 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -27.9362° West, latitude -56.1035° South, depth = 99.29 km. Id of earthquake: us60006t8f. Event ids that are associated: us60006t8f.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 80 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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