A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest of Africa (0 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:19:53 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 18.7479° East, latitude -52.33° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005as7. Unique identifier: us20005as7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/16 / 2016-03-15 16:19:53 / March 15, 2016 @ 4:19 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Southwest of Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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