A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 14:38:42 / October 27, 2020 @ 2:38 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cdrz. Unique identifier: us6000cdrz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.24 km (1 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 1.24 km, -58.3365° West, -62.3887° South. The temblor was reported at 14:38:42 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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