A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us20003mux. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003mux. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -12.424 West, latitude -10.4579 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/15 / 2015-09-09 10:48:10 / September 9, 2015 @ 10:48 am. The temblor was detected at 09:48:10 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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