A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 86 km SE of Amsterdam Island, France (53 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us10005e2q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e2q. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.81 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:33:51 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 17:33:51 / April 27, 2016 @ 5:33 pm. Exact location of event, depth 12.81 km, 78.3156° East, -38.2849° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km SE of Amsterdam Island, France.
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