5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southwest Indian Ridge

Earthquake location -31.2796S, 58.8416W


A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, Southwest Indian Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/07/16 / 2016-07-12 08:53:12 / July 12, 2016 @ 8:53 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006frm. Id of event: us20006frm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 58.8416 East, latitude -31.2796 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:53:12 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter).

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 four 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/25/moderate-earthquake-5-4-mag-southwest-indian-ridge-3/

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