A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 125.1372 East, latitude -49.2954 South, depth = 5.27 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 13:50:00 / January 26, 2016 @ 1:50 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.27 km (3 miles). Event id: us20004upg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004upg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:50:00 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge.
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