A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c72k. Unique identifier: us6000c72k. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/20 / 2020-10-05 17:52:47 / October 5, 2020 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:52:47 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -58.1874° West, latitude -62.2178° South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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