A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 241 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (150 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -30.3191 West, latitude -55.4147 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:09:34 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:09 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:09:34 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006ghz. Event ids that are associated: us10006ghz.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 241 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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