A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Monday. The temblor was reported at 11:35:09 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -54.6524 West, latitude -61.6702 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005z73. Id of event: us20005z73. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 30/05/16 / 2016-05-30 15:35:09 / May 30, 2016 @ 3:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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