A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, south of Africa (0 miles). Unique identifier: us6000d7sg. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7sg. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 21.1971° East, -52.8755° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:09:06 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 12:09:06 / January 2, 2021 @ 12:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: south of Africa.
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