A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 98 km SE of Amsterdam Island, France (61 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 08:59:16 / August 16, 2019 @ 8:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:59:16 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us700058ea. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700058ea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 78.1981 East, latitude -38.5403 South, depth = 10 km.
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 two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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