A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 17:48:30 / February 20, 2016 @ 5:48 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.95 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:48:30 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -32.5346° West, latitude 5.2125° North, depth = 14.95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rew. Unique identifier: us10004rew.
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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