A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/15 / 2015-09-09 10:41:14 / September 9, 2015 @ 10:41 am. Id of earthquake: us20003muw. Event ids that are associated: us20003muw. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:14 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -12.8011 West, latitude -11.1436 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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