A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 00:20:59 / January 24, 2021 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:20:59 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred 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). Exact location of earthquake, -55.4515° West, -61.8135° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us6000ddnn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddnn.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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