A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -13.4078 West, latitude -30.673 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:55:29 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008izi. Unique identifier: us20008izi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 00:55:29 / January 29, 2017 @ 12:55 am. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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