A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:56:33 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000anvm. Unique identifier: us7000anvm. Exact location of earthquake, -25.9307° West, -56.8078° South, depth 35 km. Global time and date of event 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 08:56:33 / July 15, 2020 @ 8:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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