A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 14:49:30 / August 28, 2016 @ 2:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 61.0708 East, latitude -29.2484 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jcm. Unique identifier: us10006jcm. The temblor was detected at 18:49:30 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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