A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 09:36:01 / December 19, 2020 @ 9:36 am. The temblor was detected at 09:36:01 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d270. Id of event: us6000d270. Exact location of event, longitude -26.2118 West, latitude -55.5479 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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