A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 289 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (180 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -31.1859 West, latitude -55.3597 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/08/16 / 2016-08-25 23:50:11 / August 25, 2016 @ 11:50 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20006u3h. Event ids that are associated: us20006u3h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:50:11 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 thirteen, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 289 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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