A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 74.7322° East, -27.6672° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004efx. Unique identifier: us10004efx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 03:09:46 / January 8, 2016 @ 3:09 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:09:46 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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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