A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:46:58 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -55.8579° West, -61.7669° South. Global time and date of event 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 06:46:58 / February 12, 2021 @ 6:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dgwj. Id of event: us6000dgwj.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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