A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Thursday. Unique identifier: us6000c81r. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c81r. The temblor was picked up at 03:28:14 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 03:28:14 / October 8, 2020 @ 3:28 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.23 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -27.7496° West, -55.8685° South, depth 16.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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