A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:35:14 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 03:35:14 / September 23, 2016 @ 3:35 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -31.3344 West, latitude -55.0213 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rus. Unique identifier: us10006rus.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Georgia Island region.
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