A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -31.8266° West, -55.0458° South, depth 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:53:55 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10006kiq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kiq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 09:53:55 / September 5, 2016 @ 9:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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