A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported North of Ascension Island (0 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.03 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 14:25:54 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:25 pm. Exact location, longitude -17.5486° West, latitude -0.0945° South, depth = 12.03 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dx3. Id of event: us20005dx3. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:25:54 / 1:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: North of Ascension Island. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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