A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (39 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:11:55 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.8301 West, latitude -56.1689 South, depth = 13.34 km. Global time and date of event 13/08/16 / 2016-08-13 05:11:55 / August 13, 2016 @ 5:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.34 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006ep3. Event ids that are associated: us10006ep3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 63 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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