A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 178 km ENE of Ile Rodrigues, Mauritius (111 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 65.0232 East, latitude -19.1609 South, depth = 15.45 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.45 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 18:38:34 / January 28, 2017 @ 6:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iyt. Id of event: us20008iyt. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:38:34 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 178 km ENE of Ile Rodrigues, Mauritius. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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