A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.89 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.2754 West, latitude -62.2953 South, depth = 8.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:22:53 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/20 / 2020-10-31 06:22:53 / October 31, 2020 @ 6:22 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c8k0. Id of event: us7000c8k0.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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