A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, North of Ascension Island (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -12.3443° West, latitude -2.4073° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 16:26:12 / February 20, 2017 @ 4:26 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:26:12 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100085zi. Ids that are associated to the event: us100085zi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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