A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported east of the South Sandwich Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:26:06 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -14.6216° West, -58.4113° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us7000d2vx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2vx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 10:26:06 / January 24, 2021 @ 10:26 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: east of the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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