A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 02:27:38 / August 6, 2020 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us6000bdbz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bdbz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.4769 West, latitude -59.6055 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:27:38 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). 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 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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