A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 23:52:15 / January 23, 2021 @ 11:52 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000dd0w. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dd0w. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:52:15 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -55.652 West, latitude -61.7603 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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