A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 140 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (87 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 17:27:37 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gmi. Id of event: us70009gmi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 19:27:37 / May 9, 2020 @ 7:27 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -28.2831 West, latitude -55.5954 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 140 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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