A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:00:46 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -24.8023° West, latitude -59.2549° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000ba2e. Unique identifier: us6000ba2e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 00:00:46 / July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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