A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -27.172 West, latitude -55.6803 South, depth = 22.26 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:40:08 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.26 km (14 miles). Global time and date of event 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 02:40:08 / December 23, 2020 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000d5rz. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5rz.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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