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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 288 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -55.3377S, -31.1342WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -31.1342° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.3377° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 288km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-20 06:45:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 09:27:55 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 340 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 3.273 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us10006gki Id of event.
Event Code 10006gki An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006gki, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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