A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 13:31:19 / October 24, 2020 @ 1:31 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000c7iy. Event ids that are associated: us7000c7iy. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:31:19 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -58.2335° West, -62.2429° South.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Shetland Islands.
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