A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 297 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (185 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:02:49 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -30.8297 West, latitude -54.9776 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:02:49 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006gi0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gi0.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-three, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 297 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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