A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -55.1736 West, latitude -61.743 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:33 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000def9. Event ids that are associated: us6000def9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 11:12:33 / January 27, 2021 @ 11:12 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Shetland Islands.
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