A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.42 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -31.2117° West, latitude -54.8484° South, depth = 15.42 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:45:19 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 15:45:19 / August 24, 2016 @ 3:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006va6. Id of event: us20006va6.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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