A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 128 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (80 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 02:46:39 / February 27, 2020 @ 2:46 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.66 km (33 miles). Event id: us600089kk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089kk. Exact location of event, depth 52.66 km, -28.2441° West, -55.7053° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:46:39 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 128 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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