A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 257 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (160 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006vaf. Unique identifier: us20006vaf. The temblor was detected at 07:46:49 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 09:46:49 / August 24, 2016 @ 9:46 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -30.6856° West, -55.4524° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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