A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 08:25:20 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 08:25:20 / September 22, 2020 @ 8:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000bzmi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzmi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -57.8697° West, -62.3224° South, depth 10 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventeen 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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