A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 287 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (178 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:05:31 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 07:05:31 / September 2, 2016 @ 7:05 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kj9. Id of event: us10006kj9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -31.0778 West, latitude -55.3043 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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