A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). 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). The temblor was detected at 15:53:16 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 16:53:16 / January 19, 2017 @ 4:53 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008hcn. Event ids that are associated: us20008hcn. Exact location of event, longitude -13.6638 West, latitude -18.1922 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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