A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 13:50:49 / February 20, 2016 @ 1:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:50:49 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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). Event id: us10004rcm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rcm. Exact location of earthquake, -32.5624° West, 4.6428° North, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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