A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 275 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (171 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10006ggm. Event ids that are associated: us10006ggm. Global time and date of event 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 14:45:47 / August 19, 2016 @ 2:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -30.79 West, latitude -55.2565 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:45:47 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 275 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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