A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 254 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (158 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 11:52:25 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 13:52:25 / August 19, 2016 @ 1:52 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -30.3346° West, -55.2407° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10006ggy. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ggy.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-five, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 254 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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