A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004amb. Id of event: us10004amb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 114.3863° East, -50.3784° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 21:29:11 / December 31, 2015 @ 9:29 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:29:11 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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