A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bhzw. Id of event: us6000bhzw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.4 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -27.6801° West, -55.9577° South, depth 27.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:22:56 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 21:22:56 / August 20, 2020 @ 9:22 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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