A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -55.4618 West, latitude -61.7409 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000ddnf. Event ids that are associated: us6000ddnf. The temblor was detected at 00:00:42 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 00:00:42 / January 24, 2021 @ 12:00 am UTC/GMT. 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 twenty, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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