A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 140 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (87 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 00:34:02 / May 16, 2020 @ 12:34 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:34:02 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -25.2409° West, -56.0585° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009nav. Id of event: us70009nav.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 140 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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