A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported South Shetland Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 20:11:28 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dg5m. Id of event: us7000dg5m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -55.5103 West, latitude -61.6717 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/21 / 2021-03-05 20:11:28 / March 5, 2021 @ 8:11 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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