A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 06:17:57 / February 24, 2017 @ 6:17 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:17:57 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -14.2686° West, latitude -44.9953° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us100086t4. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086t4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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