A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 187 km WSW of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (116 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -39.3315 West, latitude -54.6249 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 09/03/16 / 2016-03-09 16:00:29 / March 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004wt7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004wt7. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:00:29 / 1:00 pm (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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 187 km WSW of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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