A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 65 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (40 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 58.92 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:16:04 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 58.92 km, -27.5181° West, -56.1422° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085ae. Id of event: us600085ae. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 06:16:04 / February 22, 2020 @ 6:16 am.
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 65 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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