A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 218 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (135 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -30.1623 West, latitude -55.6405 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 15:20:17 / September 4, 2016 @ 3:20 pm. Unique identifier: us10006ms9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ms9. The temblor was detected at 13:20:17 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 218 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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