A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes South of Africa (0 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:34:17 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005hn1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hn1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 29.2377° East, latitude -50.7419° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 22:34:17 / April 12, 2016 @ 10:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South of Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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