A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 137 km N of Ponta do Sol, Cape Verde (85 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:16:53 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 19:16:53 / February 24, 2017 @ 7:16 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m8v. Id of event: us20008m8v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.88 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -25.2111 West, latitude 18.4325 North, depth = 18.88 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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