A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 277 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (172 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:41:47 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:41:47 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gi4. Id of event: us10006gi4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -30.4942° West, latitude -55.0337° South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-nine, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 277 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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