A 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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