A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dqh. Unique identifier: us10004dqh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 09:45:11 / January 12, 2016 @ 9:45 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:45:11 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 58.1351° East, latitude -31.2719° South, depth = 10 km.
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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