A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:54 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -58.2558° West, latitude -62.1981° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqzx. Unique identifier: us7000cqzx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 06:44:54 / December 9, 2020 @ 6:44 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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