A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -31.4191 West, latitude -55.0213 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20006u86. Event ids that are associated: us20006u86. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 14:51:55 / August 22, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:51:55 / 12:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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