A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -31.2396° West, -55.1209° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006qh8. Event ids that are associated: us10006qh8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:34:19 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 20:34:19 / September 17, 2016 @ 8:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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