A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:17 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -55.4293 West, latitude -61.8614 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2sh. Id of event: us7000d2sh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 00:03:17 / January 24, 2021 @ 12:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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