A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:30:03 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -54.973 West, latitude -61.8331 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000ddnw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddnw. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 07:30:03 / January 24, 2021 @ 7:30 am UTC/GMT. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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