A major earthquake with magnitude 7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 23:36:50 / January 23, 2021 @ 11:36 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:36:50 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near South Shetland Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -55.559 West, latitude -61.8484 South, depth = 7.76 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.76 km (5 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: at00qneuxj, pt21023003, us7000d2rx. Unique identifier: us7000d2rx.
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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