A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bpue. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpue. Exact location of event, longitude -26.1137 West, latitude -56.7554 South, depth = 36.43 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 14:03:31 / September 15, 2020 @ 2:03 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.43 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:03:31 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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