A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 273 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (170 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:54:06 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -30.3578° West, latitude -54.9998° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10006fl0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006fl0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 09:54:06 / August 21, 2016 @ 9:54 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 273 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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