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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near South Georgia Island region



Earthquake location -54.859S, -31.347WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Event id: us10006gks. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gks. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:29:24 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -31.347 West, latitude -54.859 South, depth = 12.81 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.81 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 12:29:24 / August 20, 2016 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-nine, 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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: South Georgia Island region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -31.347° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -54.859° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South Georgia Island region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-20 12:29:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 14:33:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.047 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006gks Id of event.
Event Code 10006gks An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006gks, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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