A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:36:28 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 12:36:28 / October 7, 2020 @ 12:36 pm. Exact location of event, depth 11.75 km, -58.3201° West, -62.3265° South. Id of earthquake: us6000c6ep. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6ep. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.75 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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