A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (50 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 10:07:55 / August 28, 2016 @ 10:07 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:07:55 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jch. Unique identifier: us10006jch. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -26.9109° West, -55.9821° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 81 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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