A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location of event, longitude -31.8897 West, latitude -54.8877 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 14:11:23 / August 24, 2016 @ 2:11 pm. Event id: us20006va2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006va2. The temblor was detected at 12:11:23 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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