A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60009asb. Unique identifier: us60009asb. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/20 / 2020-04-17 12:18:32 / April 17, 2020 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:18:32 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -56.6606° West, latitude -62.1064° South, depth = 10 km. 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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