A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 66.6723 East, latitude -16.4328 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10004bhb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bhb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 14:43:41 / December 26, 2015 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:43:41 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Mid-Indian Ridge.
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