A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:21:13 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 18:21:13 / December 20, 2020 @ 6:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -29.6206° West, latitude -55.5182° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000csra. Id of event: us7000csra. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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