A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -32.6203 West, latitude 4.5745 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 13:42:15 / February 20, 2016 @ 1:42 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:42:15 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004rcl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rcl.
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 has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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