A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude 61.1683° East, latitude -29.161° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:11:47 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 02:11:47 / September 5, 2016 @ 2:11 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006n2h. Unique identifier: us10006n2h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: Southwest Indian Ridge.
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