A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 1127 km SSE of Saint-Philippe, Reunion (700 miles). Exact location, longitude 59.235° East, latitude -31.0427° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:18:56 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009glm. Id of event: us70009glm. 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: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 09:18:56 / May 9, 2020 @ 9:18 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 1127 km SSE of Saint-Philippe, Reunion.
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