A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 296 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (184 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006glh. Unique identifier: us10006glh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -32.1806 West, latitude -55.18 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 00:20:43 / August 20, 2016 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:20:43 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 296 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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