A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, East of the South Sandwich Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.11 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 03:13:08 / March 18, 2017 @ 3:13 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ubl. Unique identifier: us20008ubl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -17.7093 West, latitude -59.257 South, depth = 9.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:13:08 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter).
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 three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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