A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude -27.7439° West, latitude -55.8365° South, depth = 114.81 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:48:45 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 21:48:45 / December 21, 2020 @ 9:48 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000d5fs. Event ids that are associated: us6000d5fs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.81 km (71 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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