A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.54 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000biaw. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000biaw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:43:12 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 04:43:12 / September 5, 2020 @ 4:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 12.54 km, -58.3818° West, -62.3322° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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