A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 283 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (176 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 06:28:34 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006j3w. Event ids that are associated: us10006j3w. Exact location of earthquake, -32.3866° West, -55.1725° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 08:28:34 / August 27, 2016 @ 8:28 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 283 km ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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