A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 13.67 km, -58.293° West, -62.2959° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bpdy. Unique identifier: us7000bpdy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 21:23:26 / September 12, 2020 @ 9:23 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.67 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:23:26 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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