A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 136 km SSW of Letlhakane, Botswana (85 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 18:38:12 / April 3, 2017 @ 6:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.0991 East, latitude -22.5667 South, depth = 14.96 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fjf. Id of event: us10008fjf. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:12 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.96 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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