A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 277 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (172 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -30.7921 West, latitude -55.229 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:01 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20006ua6. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006ua6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 23:25:01 / August 23, 2016 @ 11:25 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 277 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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