A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of Africa (0 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 26.7672° East, latitude -52.5987° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20005dcd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dcd. The temblor was detected at 00:26:09 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/16 / 2016-03-23 22:26:09 / March 23, 2016 @ 10:26 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South of Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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