A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 282 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (175 miles) on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:05:43 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -30.587° West, -55.0226° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006vbr. Id of event: us20006vbr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/08/16 / 2016-08-25 04:05:43 / August 25, 2016 @ 4:05 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 282 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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