A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:13:41 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 21:13:41 / August 30, 2018 @ 9:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 62.8971° East, -28.146° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000had8. Unique identifier: us2000had8.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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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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: Southwest Indian Ridge.
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