A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 22:52:00 / October 21, 2016 @ 10:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us100072f0. Unique identifier: us100072f0. Exact location of event, longitude 60.6279 East, latitude -29.1665 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 02:52:00 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Southwest Indian Ridge.
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