A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 11:34:51 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 11:34:51 / September 29, 2020 @ 11:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -58.4645° West, -62.4579° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c2id. Id of event: us6000c2id. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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