A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 220 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (137 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -29.9626 West, latitude -55.4598 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:51:23 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 17:51:23 / May 4, 2020 @ 5:51 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70009em6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009em6.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 220 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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