A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). The epicenter was 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). Exact location, longitude 60.8843° East, latitude -29.1507° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:16:00 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 09:16:00 / September 30, 2016 @ 9:16 am. Id of earthquake: us10006u1f. Event ids that are associated: us10006u1f.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Southwest Indian Ridge. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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