A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Indian Ocean Triple Junction (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.79 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:08:49 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 11:08:49 / October 3, 2015 @ 11:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 70.6907 East, latitude -26.0707 South, depth = 14.79 km. Unique identifier: us10003k05. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003k05.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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