A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.97 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -26.9608° West, latitude -56.3829° South, depth = 71.97 km. The temblor was reported at 14:42:33 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000csfy. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000csfy. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 14:42:33 / December 19, 2020 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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