A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000c6nn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6nn. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -58.2603° West, -62.31° South. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:02:20 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 09:02:20 / October 8, 2020 @ 9:02 am.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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