A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c7g4. Unique identifier: us7000c7g4. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 15:27:50 / October 23, 2020 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.2866 West, latitude -62.3544 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:27:50 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-four, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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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