A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 298 km SSW of Stanley, Falkland Islands (185 miles). Exact location, longitude -59.9372° West, latitude -54.072° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10008vgk. Event ids that are associated: us10008vgk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 21:01:39 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:01 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:01:39 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 298 km SSW of Stanley, Falkland Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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