A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -31.3105° West, latitude -55.0291° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:34:17 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:34 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:34:17 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10006gfx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gfx.
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 three, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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