A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 199 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena (124 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -12.8361° West, -7.0614° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 21:37:16 / September 21, 2015 @ 9:37 pm. Event id: us10003lan. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003lan. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:37:16 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 199 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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