A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -58.2818° West, latitude -62.2794° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 05:40:03 / October 22, 2020 @ 5:40 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:40:03 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cb5t. Id of event: us6000cb5t.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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