A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 11:26:29 / August 20, 2016 @ 11:26 am. Exact location, longitude -31.2638° West, latitude -54.8564° South, depth = 12.96 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.96 km (8 miles). Event id: us10006gky. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gky. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:26:29 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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