A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -58.3958° West, -62.378° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 19:42:27 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 19:42:27 / August 30, 2020 @ 7:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000bh5w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh5w.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, 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 struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 Shetland Islands.
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