A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -31.941° West, -55.271° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:58:11 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006gi1. Unique identifier: us10006gi1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:58:11 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:58 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-seven, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven 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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