A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Ascension Island region (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 06:42:00 / July 9, 2017 @ 6:42 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -13.1799° West, -11.6004° South. Id of earthquake: us100098c8. Event ids that are associated: us100098c8. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:42:00 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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