A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes South of Africa (0 miles) on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:04:55 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 15:04:55 / October 17, 2016 @ 3:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 24.9318° East, -53.3616° South. The earthquake occurred 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: us20007fxa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fxa.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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