A 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.
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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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