A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -31.3752° West, -55.3246° South. The temblor was reported at 06:39:24 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006gfw. Event ids that are associated: us10006gfw. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:39:24 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:39 am.
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 one hundred and seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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