A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -25.1761° West, latitude -57.6331° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 13:56:02 / March 30, 2017 @ 1:56 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008ena. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ena. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 13:56:02 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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