A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 02:58:05 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 60.8628 East, latitude -29.2547 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 22:58:05 / September 8, 2016 @ 10:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006pr7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006pr7.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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