Strong 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South Indian Ocean

Earthquake location -23.9619S, 82.4789W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South Indian Ocean (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 82.4789° East, latitude -23.9619° South, depth = 10 km. 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: 01/08/16 / 2016-08-01 07:42:50 / August 1, 2016 @ 7:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:42:50 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000694i. Id of event: us1000694i.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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