A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 79 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (49 miles) on Wednesday. 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 103.87 km (65 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60009dzj. Unique identifier: us60009dzj. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/20 / 2020-04-22 13:42:22 / April 22, 2020 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -27.8282° West, latitude -56.0733° South, depth = 103.87 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:42:22 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 79 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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