A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes West of the Galapagos Islands (0 miles) on Monday. The temblor was reported at 15:41:10 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20006v64. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006v64. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 22:41:10 / August 29, 2016 @ 10:41 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -98.8003° West, 2.3476° North.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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