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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge



Earthquake location -0.2874S, -19.1196WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003qnv. Id of event: us10003qnv. Exact location of event, longitude -19.1196 West, latitude -0.2874 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 10:09:46 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 11:09:46 / October 22, 2015 @ 11:09 am.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -19.1196° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2874° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-22 11:09:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-22 11:29:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 8.954 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003qnv Id of event.
Event Code 10003qnv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003qnv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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