A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000c7md. Event ids that are associated: us6000c7md. 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. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:39:58 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -58.2227 West, latitude -62.4834 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 00:39:58 / October 12, 2020 @ 12:39 am.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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