A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:06:08 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 12:06:08 / October 16, 2020 @ 12:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -58.5066° West, latitude -62.3681° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c8ri. Event ids that are associated: us6000c8ri. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 six, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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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