A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South of Africa (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 09:54:18 / March 20, 2020 @ 9:54 am. 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: us70008ct5. Id of event: us70008ct5. The temblor was picked up at 11:54:18 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 31.3494 East, latitude -48.4623 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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