A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:02:30 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 14:02:30 / August 19, 2016 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -31.3136 West, latitude -55.1182 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006ggi. Event ids that are associated: us10006ggi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 fifty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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