A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j3z. Id of event: us10006j3z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 61.2569° East, -29.0832° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:22:20 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 05:22:20 / August 27, 2016 @ 5:22 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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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