A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Id of earthquake: us20006txm. Event ids that are associated: us20006txm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -31.477° West, latitude -55.3756° South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 17:47:14 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 19:47:14 / August 21, 2016 @ 7:47 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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