A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes South of Africa (0 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 16:58:52 / October 2, 2019 @ 4:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:58:52 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005te6. Id of event: us70005te6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 24.9828 East, latitude -53.509 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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