A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000deql. Unique identifier: us6000deql. Exact location, longitude -54.5172° West, latitude -61.661° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:12:45 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 15:12:45 / January 29, 2021 @ 3:12 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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