A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 04:08:27 / January 27, 2021 @ 4:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3nd. Id of event: us7000d3nd. Exact location, longitude -55.3996° West, latitude -61.8745° South, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:08:27 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifteen 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.
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