A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 130 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (81 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:24:57 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 02:24:57 / February 15, 2020 @ 2:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -25.3391° West, latitude -57.2768° South, depth = 56.44 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.44 km (35 miles). Unique identifier: us70007u6e. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007u6e.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 130 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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