A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported North of Ascension Island (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -17.7281° West, latitude 0.106° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gbu. Id of event: us10004gbu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 15:57:09 / January 17, 2016 @ 3:57 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:57:09 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: North of Ascension Island.
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