A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Friday. Event id: us10006jnd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jnd. Exact location of earthquake, -31.63° West, -54.9563° South, depth 14.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 13:57:39 / September 2, 2016 @ 1:57 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:57:39 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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