A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, South of Africa (0 miles). Global time and date of event 22/01/18 / 2018-01-22 23:14:59 / January 22, 2018 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cmtw. Id of event: us2000cmtw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 25.7629° East, -52.9127° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:14:59 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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