A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 94 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (58 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:32:15 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.2023 West, latitude -56.0543 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 04:32:15 / May 31, 2016 @ 4:32 am. Event id: us20005zau. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005zau.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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