A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/10/18 / 2018-10-01 04:27:59 / October 1, 2018 @ 4:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 52.4665° East, -36.157° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h4ve. Id of event: us1000h4ve. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:27:59 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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