A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 120.5046° East, -49.4073° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/05/18 / 2018-05-03 11:07:42 / May 3, 2018 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000dwlj. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dwlj. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:07:42 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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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