A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 103.12 km, -27.6058° West, -56.0532° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5f9. Unique identifier: us6000d5f9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 05:57:38 / December 21, 2020 @ 5:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:57:38 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.12 km (64 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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