A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Port Shepstone in South Africa on Thursday. Unique identifier: us700061iq. Ids that are associated to the event: us700061iq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 11:19:23 / October 31, 2019 @ 11:19 am UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:19:23 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 30.0822 East, latitude -30.5062 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Port Shepstone (c. 52 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Margate (c. 34 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Richmond (c. 32 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kokstad (c. 25 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Scottburgh (c. 23 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Umkomaas (c. 20 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Umkomaas, Richmond, Scottburgh (min 5000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km NW of Port Shepstone, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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