A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:34:24 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 23:34:24 / September 18, 2020 @ 11:34 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c04f. Unique identifier: us6000c04f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.2658 West, latitude -62.2928 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Shetland Islands.
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