A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 297 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (185 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 00:38:44 / September 21, 2016 @ 12:38 am. Exact location of event, longitude -32.0497 West, latitude -54.9555 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006r97. Unique identifier: us10006r97. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:38:44 / 10:38 pm (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 two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 297 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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