A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 16:42:40 / March 23, 2017 @ 4:42 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -8.494° West, -48.8908° South. Id of earthquake: us10008dak. Event ids that are associated: us10008dak. The temblor was picked up at 15:42:40 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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