A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:50:51 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -27.0887 West, latitude -55.9257 South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us7000c6bb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c6bb. Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 15:50:51 / October 21, 2020 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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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