A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us6000c6qy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6qy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 10:43:56 / October 3, 2020 @ 10:43 am. Exact location, longitude -58.2609° West, latitude -62.2918° South, depth = 11.06 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:43:56 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.06 km (7 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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