A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 118 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (73 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:14:33 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.79 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 15:14:33 / December 26, 2019 @ 3:14 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -27.1756 West, latitude -55.6399 South, depth = 24.79 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006rkg. Id of event: us70006rkg.
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 three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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