A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cdrw. Id of event: us6000cdrw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 11:13:47 / October 27, 2020 @ 11:13 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:13:47 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -58.3119° West, -62.3415° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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