A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge (0 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 13:44:33 / November 17, 2018 @ 1:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 123.4416 East, latitude -49.1392 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hvv3. Id of event: us1000hvv3. The temblor was picked up at 21:44:33 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six 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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