A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 110.8 km (69 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh5x. Id of event: us7000bh5x. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.91 West, latitude -55.8801 South, depth = 110.8 km. The temblor was detected at 15:23:05 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 15:23:05 / August 30, 2020 @ 3:23 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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