A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -30.8208° West, -54.7294° South. 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). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:50:47 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:50 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:50:47 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006gi5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gi5.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-one, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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