A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 285 km NNW of Scott Island Bank, Antarctica (177 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:57:46 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 00:57:46 / March 5, 2017 @ 12:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 177.7445° East, -64.9926° South. Unique identifier: us100088nl. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088nl.
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 285 km NNW of Scott Island Bank, Antarctica.
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