A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Mauritius – Reunion region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 66.3201 East, latitude -20.0564 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 20:46:30 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 16:46:30 / October 22, 2019 @ 4:46 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us700061mx. Id of event: us700061mx.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Mauritius – Reunion region.
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