A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:51:15 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:51 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -31.9536 West, latitude -55.2684 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gfy. Id of event: us10006gfy. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:51:15 / 6:51 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 eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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