A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 77.6485° East, -34.0165° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:36:55 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 02:36:55 / September 16, 2020 @ 2:36 am. Id of earthquake: us6000bzkz. Event ids that are associated: us6000bzkz.
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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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