A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 282 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (175 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -31.0233 West, latitude -55.3445 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 09:53:46 / August 21, 2016 @ 9:53 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006txf. Unique identifier: us20006txf. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:46 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 282 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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