A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000deey. Id of event: us6000deey. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:46:40 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 09:46:40 / January 27, 2021 @ 9:46 am. Exact location of event, longitude -56.5437 West, latitude -62.1004 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five 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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