A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 290 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (180 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 05:04:01 / August 20, 2016 @ 5:04 am. Exact location of event, longitude -31.1079 West, latitude -55.2779 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10006glm. Event ids that are associated: us10006glm. The temblor was reported at 03:04:01 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 290 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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