A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -32.1511° West, -55.5035° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:38:50 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006ghn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ghn. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:38:50 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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