A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Unique identifier: us20008mv5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mv5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 03:50:21 / February 28, 2017 @ 3:50 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:50:21 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -9.8333 West, latitude -48.0411 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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