A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 137 km SSW of Letlhakane, Botswana (85 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.66 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 19:55:32 / April 8, 2017 @ 7:55 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008fwy. Unique identifier: us10008fwy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.051 East, latitude -22.5528 South, depth = 13.66 km. The temblor was detected at 21:55:32 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 137 km SSW of Letlhakane, Botswana.
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