A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 12:04:26 / August 20, 2016 @ 12:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.49 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006fen. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006fen. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -31.3364 West, latitude -54.8537 South, depth = 13.49 km. The temblor was reported at 10:04:26 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-six, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-four 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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