A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -58.5811 West, latitude -62.3416 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:32:23 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c04g. Event ids that are associated: us6000c04g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 22:32:23 / September 18, 2020 @ 10:32 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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