A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:27:22 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006k46. Event ids that are associated: us10006k46. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -30.9872° West, latitude -55.0225° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 23:27:22 / September 1, 2016 @ 11:27 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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