A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bdzw. Id of event: us6000bdzw. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -26.6513 West, latitude -60.4857 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 11:11:20 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 11:11:20 / August 7, 2020 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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