A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.69 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 05:32:48 / January 24, 2021 @ 5:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -27.7287 West, latitude -55.9882 South, depth = 74.69 km. Id of earthquake: us6000ddnr. Event ids that are associated: us6000ddnr. The temblor was detected at 05:32:48 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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