A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 300 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (186 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10006ghw. Event ids that are associated: us10006ghw. The temblor was reported at 06:19:15 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -31.3506 West, latitude -55.3273 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:19:15 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:19 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 300 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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