A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported South of Africa (0 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009ky0. Id of event: us20009ky0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 25.377 East, latitude -53.4214 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 00:05:45 / May 30, 2017 @ 12:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:05:45 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected nearby. 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: South of Africa.
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