A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 280 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (174 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:03:48 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ghg. Id of event: us10006ghg. Exact location of earthquake, -30.8358° West, -55.2185° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 22:03:48 / August 19, 2016 @ 10:03 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 280 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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