A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 21:58:31 / October 28, 2020 @ 9:58 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:31 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -58.3358° West, latitude -62.3791° South, depth = 12.32 km. Event id: us7000c9s8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c9s8. 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 12.32 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South Shetland Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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