A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported Southwest of Africa (0 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 08:45:32 / 8:45 am (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. Event id: us10005gbz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gbz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 07:45:32 / May 1, 2016 @ 7:45 am. Exact location of earthquake, 14.2381° East, -52.5217° South, depth 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Southwest of Africa.
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