A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 13:02:00 / January 21, 2016 @ 1:02 pm. Unique identifier: us10004g38. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004g38. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 58.1612° East, latitude -31.3843° South, depth = 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:02:00 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Southwest Indian Ridge. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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