A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:59:43 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 04:59:43 / December 9, 2020 @ 4:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -58.3951 West, latitude -62.2953 South, depth = 10 km. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000cr0d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cr0d.
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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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