A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported Scotia Sea (0 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/18 / 2018-05-15 21:52:39 / May 15, 2018 @ 9:52 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:52:39 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000e801. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e801. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -47.3239° West, -60.4157° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 in the same area.
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