A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -55.2091° West, -61.7055° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 23:48:39 / January 23, 2021 @ 11:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d2s3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2s3. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:48:39 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Shetland Islands.
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