A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes East of the South Sandwich Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 03:00:41 / March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:00:41 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -18.6513 West, latitude -60.1985 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000jief. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jief. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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