A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -30.6864 West, latitude -56.5941 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c6bj. Id of event: us7000c6bj. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 23:01:55 / October 21, 2020 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:01:55 / 11:01 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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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