A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 10:17:31 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.4668 West, latitude -62.3788 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c185. Id of event: us6000c185. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 10:17:31 / September 22, 2020 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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