A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 12:37:48 / 12:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 12:37:48 / October 2, 2020 @ 12:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4re. Id of event: us6000c4re. Exact location of earthquake, -58.1602° West, -62.3467° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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