A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 228 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena (142 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:41:17 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 09:41:17 / September 28, 2016 @ 9:41 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006thz. Id of event: us10006thz. Exact location of earthquake, -12.6309° West, -6.8804° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 228 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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