A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 160 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (99 miles) on Monday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:25:22 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 13:25:22 / August 22, 2016 @ 1:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006u8p. Unique identifier: us20006u8p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -28.1032° West, latitude -55.3526° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-five 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 160 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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