A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles). Global time and date of event 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 21:29:39 / March 2, 2018 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000dbef. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dbef. Exact location of event, longitude 67.186 East, latitude -16.4934 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:29:39 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: Mid-Indian Ridge.
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