A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, south of Africa (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 21.4308 East, latitude -52.7519 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7su. Unique identifier: us6000d7su. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:03:18 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 10:03:18 / January 2, 2021 @ 10:03 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: south of Africa.
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