A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 1125 km SSE of Saint-Philippe, Reunion (699 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 09:36:26 / May 9, 2020 @ 9:36 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 59.5325 East, latitude -30.9322 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us70009gln. Id of event: us70009gln. The temblor was reported at 09:36:26 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 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: 1125 km SSE of Saint-Philippe, Reunion.
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