A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported Scotia Sea (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -41.7448 West, latitude -60.8144 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:43:00 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 09:43:00 / March 8, 2018 @ 9:43 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d59m. Id of event: us1000d59m.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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