A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -45.6581 West, latitude 23.5891 North, depth = 10 km. 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: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 22:05:01 / January 5, 2016 @ 10:05 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:05:01 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004bm4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bm4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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