A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 70 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (43 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.859 West, latitude -56.1829 South, depth = 115.67 km. Global time and date of event 10/04/20 / 2020-04-10 06:01:03 / April 10, 2020 @ 6:01 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008ye3. Unique identifier: us70008ye3. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:01:03 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.67 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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