A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, South Shetland Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -55.0893° West, -61.6262° South. 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: us6000dje9. Id of event: us6000dje9. The temblor was detected at 22:57:35 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/02/21 / 2021-02-13 22:57:35 / February 13, 2021 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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