A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -58.2565° West, latitude -62.348° South, depth = 15.11 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:19:54 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000c6ai. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000c6ai. 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: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 02:19:54 / October 21, 2020 @ 2:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.11 km (9 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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