A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 67 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (42 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.84 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.4902 West, latitude -56.1178 South, depth = 99.84 km. Global time and date of event 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 19:38:52 / February 9, 2020 @ 7:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:38:52 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007mcv. Unique identifier: us70007mcv.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 67 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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