A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 01:04:35 / November 21, 2017 @ 1:04 am. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:04:35 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.4926 East, latitude -51.996 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000bs5i. Event ids that are associated: us2000bs5i.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge.
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