A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us20006va0. Event ids that are associated: us20006va0. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 11:59:58 / August 24, 2016 @ 11:59 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -31.6989° West, -55.0536° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:59:58 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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