A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 294 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (183 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:31:29 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20006txt. Unique identifier: us20006txt. Exact location of earthquake, -31.4178° West, -55.5026° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 14:31:29 / August 21, 2016 @ 2:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 thirty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 294 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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