A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 97 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (60 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 06:19:51 / February 17, 2020 @ 6:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.9192 West, latitude -55.8346 South, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us70007u9k. Event ids that are associated: us70007u9k. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:19:51 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 97 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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