A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10005gb1. Event ids that are associated: us10005gb1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 00:28:47 / April 30, 2016 @ 12:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:28:47 / 11:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -13.5672° West, -31.1° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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