A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 08:03:19 / January 29, 2017 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10007w0s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w0s. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:03:19 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 135.2792° East, -50.3565° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge.
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