A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes south of Africa (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.6096 East, latitude -52.4902 South, depth = 10 km. 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: us6000d3a9. Id of event: us6000d3a9. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:20:16 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 22:20:16 / December 26, 2020 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: south of Africa.
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