A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:29:43 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 21:29:43 / February 27, 2016 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.5587 East, latitude -51.782 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004t7g. Unique identifier: us10004t7g.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge.
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