A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 256 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (159 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.69 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -30.4252° West, -55.2739° South, depth 32.69 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:04:07 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 15:04:07 / September 5, 2016 @ 3:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kld. Id of event: us10006kld.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 256 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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