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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near South Georgia Island region



Earthquake location -55.131S, -32.0014WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:11:12 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:11 am. Exact location of event, longitude -32.0014 West, latitude -55.131 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:11:12 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006gfs. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gfs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-six, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South Georgia Island region. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -32.0014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.131° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South Georgia Island region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-19 08:11:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-14 06:40:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.738 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006gfs Id of event.
Event Code 10006gfs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006gfs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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