A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 298 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (185 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:07:33 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20006v9w. Unique identifier: us20006v9w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -32.1294° West, latitude -55.1472° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 10:07:33 / August 24, 2016 @ 10:07 am.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 298 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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