A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 03:23:34 / September 29, 2020 @ 3:23 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -58.51° West, -62.3252° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:23:34 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4tq. Id of event: us6000c4tq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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