A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of Africa (0 miles) on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:45:40 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008va8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008va8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 25.399° East, -52.8455° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 06:45:40 / May 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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