A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 60.6814° East, -28.6236° South. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:56 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006j4a. Unique identifier: us10006j4a. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 23:43:56 / August 27, 2016 @ 11:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Southwest Indian Ridge. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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