A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). Unique identifier: us20008hfv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hfv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:19:44 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -30.0215 West, latitude -54.4087 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 19:19:44 / January 21, 2017 @ 7:19 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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