A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 115 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (71 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 14:46:02 / August 26, 2016 @ 2:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:46:02 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20006uah. Event ids that are associated: us20006uah. Exact location, longitude -25.9054° West, latitude -57.4592° South, depth = 75.87 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.87 km (47 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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