A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 13:54:40 / January 29, 2021 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:54:40 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dcxq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcxq. Exact location of earthquake, -55.4615° West, -61.8129° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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