A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 268 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (167 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -30.8751° West, -55.4442° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:53:09 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006gg5. Unique identifier: us10006gg5. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:53:09 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-five, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 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: 268 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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