A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:13:11 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 16:13:11 / October 23, 2018 @ 4:13 pm. 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: us2000i1t0. Id of event: us2000i1t0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8087 East, latitude -49.036 South, depth = 10 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge.
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