A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 1337 km SE of Tôlanaro, Madagascar (831 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:04:52 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 56.3298 East, latitude -33.9216 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 23:04:52 / May 22, 2020 @ 11:04 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000a1th. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a1th.
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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