A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:47:18 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.5943 West, latitude -62.3767 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000cbh9. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cbh9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 21:47:18 / October 18, 2020 @ 9:47 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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