A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 270 km SSE of Amsterdam Island, France (168 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 78.5493° East, -40.1307° South. The temblor was reported at 04:32:30 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 23:32:30 / March 26, 2018 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ddsr. Id of event: us1000ddsr.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 270 km SSE of Amsterdam Island, France. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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