A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Indian Ocean Triple Junction (0 miles). 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). Exact location of earthquake, 65.2127° East, -27.733° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 18:43:14 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007ugx. Event ids that are associated: us10007ugx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 14:43:14 / January 4, 2017 @ 2:43 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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