A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 128 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (80 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 06:14:34 / March 30, 2020 @ 6:14 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 77.96 km (48 miles). Unique identifier: us70008mnf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008mnf. The temblor was detected at 04:14:34 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -28.9872 West, latitude -56.1157 South, depth = 77.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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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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: 128 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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