A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -13.4273 West, latitude -10.9052 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20003mu9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003mu9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 09/09/15 / 2015-09-09 10:27:28 / September 9, 2015 @ 10:27 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:27:28 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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