A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 23:56:49 / May 5, 2017 @ 11:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:56:49 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -44.9841 West, latitude 22.8744 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008rfn. Unique identifier: us10008rfn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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