A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 11:08:16 / February 21, 2017 @ 11:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, 61.2173° East, -29.0979° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:08:16 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008l37. Event ids that are associated: us20008l37.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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