A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ghq. Id of event: us10006ghq. Exact location of event, longitude -31.3039 West, latitude -55.0746 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:36:59 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:36:59 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and five, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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