A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Scotia Sea (0 miles) on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:58:58 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008ubr. Event ids that are associated: us20008ubr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -48.5309 West, latitude -60.733 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 09:58:58 / March 18, 2017 @ 9:58 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: Scotia Sea.
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