A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us20006u8c. Event ids that are associated: us20006u8c. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 19:16:55 / August 22, 2016 @ 7:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -31.5075 West, latitude -55.2592 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 17:16:55 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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