A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, South Indian Ocean (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 82.2275° East, -23.9927° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/08/16 / 2016-08-05 16:15:29 / August 5, 2016 @ 4:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006cbg. Unique identifier: us10006cbg. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:15:29 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: South Indian Ocean.
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