A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -26.4433° West, -55.5729° South. Unique identifier: us6000d26w. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d26w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:35:16 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 09:35:16 / December 19, 2020 @ 9:35 am UTC/GMT.
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 six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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