A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). 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). The temblor was detected at 21:30:54 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.0966 West, latitude -62.3557 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 21:30:54 / October 16, 2020 @ 9:30 pm. Unique identifier: us6000c8vb. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8vb.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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