A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:26:28 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2eg. Unique identifier: us7000d2eg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/21 / 2021-01-14 07:26:28 / January 14, 2021 @ 7:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.308 West, latitude -60.1324 South, depth = 35 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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