A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of Africa (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 31.4451 East, latitude -48.3069 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:35:31 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006ft7. Event ids that are associated: us10006ft7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 14:35:31 / August 17, 2016 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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