A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes North of Ascension Island (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -16.8452 West, latitude 0.1785 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 08:40:21 / September 2, 2016 @ 8:40 am. Event id: us10006jm6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jm6. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:40:21 / 7:40 am (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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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