A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:15:55 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:15 am. Id of earthquake: us10006ghx. Event ids that are associated: us10006ghx. The temblor was detected at 06:15:55 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -31.2253° West, -55.0911° South, depth 10 km.
Every 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 ninety-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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