A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -28.3202° West, 0.7857° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 01:34:21 / February 15, 2017 @ 1:34 am. Unique identifier: us20008jv2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jv2. The temblor was detected at 23:34:21 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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