A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 15:35:48 / March 29, 2017 @ 3:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 44.1141 East, latitude -40.9524 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008ele. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ele. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:35:48 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter).
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 in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: Southwest Indian Ridge.
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