A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.21 km (1 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -58.2842° West, -62.3329° South, depth 2.21 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:26:16 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c589. Event ids that are associated: us6000c589. 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: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 16:26:16 / October 3, 2020 @ 4:26 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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