A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 266 km SSE of Amsterdam Island, France (165 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:46:19 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 00:46:19 / April 12, 2020 @ 12:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 78.3041 East, latitude -40.1581 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008ylg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ylg.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 266 km SSE of Amsterdam Island, France. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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