A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 296 km NNW of Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands (184 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 35.7398 East, latitude -44.6452 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 16:34:17 / September 5, 2016 @ 4:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:34:17 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006n3h. Event ids that are associated: us10006n3h.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 296 km NNW of Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands.
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