A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:15:15 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -11.4809° West, -5.5171° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 23:15:15 / December 31, 2015 @ 11:15 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bv7. Id of event: us10004bv7.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Ascension Island region.
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