A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, Southwest of Africa (0 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:09:44 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000cqpu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cqpu. Exact location, longitude 9.7529° East, latitude -53.0432° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 18:09:44 / January 28, 2018 @ 6:09 pm UTC/GMT. 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Southwest of Africa.
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