A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 268 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (167 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:40:11 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:40 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:40:11 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -30.7106° West, -55.3051° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006ghp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ghp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 268 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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