A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 20 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (12 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 178.55 km (111 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us600084pa. Unique identifier: us600084pa. 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: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 07:41:20 / February 20, 2020 @ 7:41 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.4604 West, latitude -56.5826 South, depth = 178.55 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:41:20 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 20 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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