5.1 Mag Strikes Indian Ocean Triple Junction

Earthquake location -26.562S, 67.6604W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, Indian Ocean Triple Junction (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:26:28 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 67.6604 East, latitude -26.562 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/18 / 2018-10-01 04:26:28 / October 1, 2018 @ 4:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000h7ll. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h7ll.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/10/10/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-has-occurred-near-indian-ocean-triple-junction-2/

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