A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -31.0792° West, -54.6549° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us20006va1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006va1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:01:57 / 12:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 14:01:57 / August 24, 2016 @ 2:01 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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