A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:23:54 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). 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). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:23:54 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:23 am. Exact location, longitude -31.6103° West, latitude -55.0728° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10006gi6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gi6.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and one, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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