A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Tuesday. Event id: us6000cc5x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cc5x. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.1453 West, latitude -56.8741 South, depth = 72.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 72.11 km (45 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:29:29 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 16:29:29 / October 20, 2020 @ 4:29 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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