A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes Scotia Sea (0 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:50:14 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -47.1167 West, latitude -60.1912 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/15 / 2015-08-21 04:50:14 / August 21, 2015 @ 4:50 am. Unique identifier: us20003gf5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003gf5. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four 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.
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