A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:27:12 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006gbd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gbd. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 10:27:12 / August 24, 2016 @ 10:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -31.1567° West, latitude -54.8617° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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