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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -55.2675S, -30.5499WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 262 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (163 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:22:08 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -30.5499 West, latitude -55.2675 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 15:22:08 / August 20, 2016 @ 3:22 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10006glv. Event ids that are associated: us10006glv.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 262 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -30.5499° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.2675° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 262km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 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 15:22:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 16:20:16 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 271 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 3.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10006glv Id of event.
Event Code 10006glv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006glv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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