A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 256 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (159 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 05:13:52 / August 21, 2016 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20006txk. Event ids that are associated: us20006txk. The temblor was detected at 03:13:52 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -30.5061 West, latitude -55.3233 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 256 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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