A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 288 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (179 miles) on Saturday. 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). Global time and date of event 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 06:45:49 / August 20, 2016 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -31.1342° West, -55.3377° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006gki. Unique identifier: us10006gki. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:45:49 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 288 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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