A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bfi5. Id of event: us7000bfi5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:16:12 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/20 / 2020-08-31 23:16:12 / August 31, 2020 @ 11:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -24.88° West, latitude -58.6303° South, depth = 10 km.
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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Sandwich Islands region.
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