5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Noted In Mid-Indian Ridge

Earthquake location -29.2014S, 74.9456W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/06/16 / 2016-06-08 10:51:16 / June 8, 2016 @ 10:51 am. Event id: us200062ri. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200062ri. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:51:16 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 74.9456 East, latitude -29.2014 South, depth = 10 km.

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/06/08/moderate-earthquake-5-mag-mid-indian-ridge-3/

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