A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, North of Ascension Island (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bzj. Id of event: us10005bzj. The temblor was picked up at 16:14:14 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -13.8198 West, latitude -1.1479 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 17:14:14 / April 27, 2016 @ 5:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: North of Ascension Island. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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