A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:02:50 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 22:02:50 / October 1, 2020 @ 10:02 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -57.5472° West, -62.2652° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6h9. Id of event: us6000c6h9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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