A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -55.3356 West, latitude -61.6758 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 00:51:35 / January 24, 2021 @ 12:51 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2sp. Unique identifier: us7000d2sp. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:51:35 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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