A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 284 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (176 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:01:23 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 06:01:23 / August 20, 2016 @ 6:01 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10006gkh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gkh. Exact location of event, longitude -30.9759 West, latitude -55.2729 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area.
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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: 284 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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