A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70009nhp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009nhp. Exact location, longitude 45.1568° East, latitude -40.6143° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:23:04 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 02:23:04 / May 18, 2020 @ 2:23 am.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: Southwest Indian Ridge.
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