A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 286 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (178 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gh5. Id of event: us10006gh5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 14:29:22 / August 19, 2016 @ 2:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:29:22 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -32.455 West, latitude -55.3549 South, depth = 10 km.
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 fifty-six, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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. 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: 286 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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