A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gbi. Id of event: us10004gbi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 10:21:03 / January 17, 2016 @ 10:21 am. Exact location of event, depth 29.7 km, 67.9148° East, -20.4653° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:21:03 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.7 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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