A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Thursday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:50:22 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -13.9381° West, latitude -11.6768° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 23:50:22 / January 7, 2016 @ 11:50 pm. Event id: us10004e5m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e5m.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 struck near.
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