A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 215 km ENE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius (134 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iz1. Id of event: us20008iz1. Exact location of earthquake, 65.3486° East, -19.0251° South, depth 14.94 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:53:52 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.94 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 18:53:52 / January 28, 2017 @ 6:53 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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