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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 55 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake location -56.2272S, -27.481WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 55 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (34 miles) on Friday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:43:55 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.61 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 19:43:55 / May 27, 2016 @ 7:43 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -27.481 West, latitude -56.2272 South, depth = 129.61 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005znv. Id of event: us20005znv.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and five 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -27.481° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.2272° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-27 19:43:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-16 19:14:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.507 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005znv Id of event.
Event Code 20005znv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005znv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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