A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 284 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (176 miles) on Thursday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:21:41 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:21:41 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:21 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10006kh4. Event ids that are associated: us10006kh4. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -30.8643° West, -55.1818° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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