A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 21:45:10 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.3636 West, latitude -60.5847 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 21:45:10 / August 20, 2020 @ 9:45 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdmg. Unique identifier: us7000bdmg.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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